Buerker Chiropractic

Sacroiliac Dysfunctions and Treatment

Sacroiliac Joint pain from the pelvis can often be confused for low back or hip pain making careful diagnosis important.

Chiropractic Therapy for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The most common reasons the sacroiliac joints can be painful are mechanical in nature. This may be from a short leg, trauma related injury, pregnancy, repetitive motion injury or for no apparent reason. Since the sacroiliac joint is a synovial joint, just like your knee, it can also become painful from different types of arthritis or infection.  The most common pain from sacroiliac dysfunction is in the low back and buttocks on the affected side.  It may even cause pain radiating down the back of the leg, mimicking Sciatica. The pain can be debilitating as the sacroiliac joints move slightly when walking and, when immobile, can make walking painful.

A chiropractic program for the SI joint dysfunction is done to improve mobility. Manual manipulation from a chiropractor can be especially helpful for sacroiliac joints that are immobile because of a mechanical origin.  Below is one such example.  There are a number of exercises and a specific routine can be designed by your chiropractor to help. Below is one such example.

     To begin treating your sacroiliac pain, please contact us.