What’s the Sacroiliac Joint Got to do With my Lower Back Pain?

If you suffer from lower back pain, you’re far from alone. Some three million cases of lower back pain are reported every year. One of the common causes of lower back pain occurs when your sacroiliac joint is not functioning properly. This can lead to pain on one side of your pelvis, lower back or tailbone that you experience when walking, standing or sitting for a long time. Muscle tightness or tenderness around your hip or buttock are also signs, and the pain may visit during the night when you turn in bed.

At the offices of Southern Medical Suites, our team of physical therapists are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat symptoms arising from this joint with the funny sounding name. The sacroiliac sits between the sacrum (a bone at the bottom of your spine) and the ilium (a bone in the upper part of your pelvis). Although the two sides of the joint are supposed to work together, trouble sets in if one side isn’t carrying its weight. Stiffness, looseness, a muscle imbalance, arthritis or an injury are among the culprits.

Our friendly, fully licensed staff will conduct a thorough examination and evaluation, carefully observing how your body responds to various movements. We will then work closely with you and your doctor to develop an individual treatment plan focused on relieving your pain by restoring the sacroiliac joint’s function and providing stretching and exercises that will strengthen your lower back so the pain doesn’t return. This process includes carefully monitoring your progress and adjusting our program accordingly.

There’s no need to live with aggravating lower back pain. At the comfortable, state-of-the art offices of Southern Medical Suites, we deliver personalized care that will restore the healthy, active lifestyle you desire. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive assessment — your first step on the path to better health.

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