Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain Treatment

What is the SI Joint and What Are the Risk Factors for Pain?

The SI joint, short for sacroiliac joint, connects the two pelvic bones (or ilia) to the sacrum. The SI joint functions to support all of the weight of the upper torso and distribute it through the legs to the ground, connecting and absorbing shock between the upper and lower body. Although most people have never even heard of this joint, it often plays a big role in lower back and leg pain.

Ligaments, cartilage and muscles aid and support the SI joint to help it function correctly. In addition to lower back pain, if the joint isn’t functioning properly, patients may experience leg pain. While anyone may feel SI joint pain, this type of pain is common in middle-aged women due to the angle and relationship between the pelvis and the leg bones (Q Angle) but no one is exempt.

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What Causes SI Joint Pain?

Up to 25% of perceived low back pain comes from SI joint dysfunction. Pain in the sacroiliac joint may originate from various issues. Inflammation in the SI joint leads to pain. Different conditions can lead to inflammation; however, arthritis is one reason for inflammation joint pain.

Oftentimes, SI joint pain comes from either too much or too little mobility of the joint. If the joint has instability or hypermobility, lower back or hip pain usually occur. With too little movement, the pain usually occurs in the leg. Sitting too much causes a lack of mobility.

Also, SI joint pain may feel like sciatica. Yet, sciatic pain has a different source and requires a sciatic pain treatment protocol. Pregnancy may cause SI joint pain yet feel like sciatica. To address the issues properly, patients need the right diagnosis.

Misalignment of the SI joints can result in pain and swelling. Also, dysfunction in the hip, knee, ankle or foot can all cause SI joint pain. Chiropractic care offers a solution to relieve SI joint pain and improve function of the joint. With the right SI joint pain treatment, patients can regain pain-free movement of the hip, back and legs.

How is SI Joint Pain Diagnosed?

SI Joint pain often mimics the same pain patterns generated by structures in the low back like a protruding disc, facet syndrome, nerve root encroachment, sprained ligaments and strained muscles.

The predominate cause of failed low back surgery is the misdiagnosis of the pain generator, like SI joint issues. Therefore, the patient has the same pain, if not worse, that persists after the surgery.

It is often difficult to diagnose lower back pain and leg pain due to SI joint dysfunction. Therefore, it matters to work with a highly trained professional. Dr. Manteris takes a traditional, biomechanical approach to diagnose and treat SI joint pain.

How is Back Pain Treated with Chiropractic Care?

We use state-of-the-art equipment and chiropractic adjustment to administer the best care options for SI joint pain. In addition, we offer other treatment options like corrective exercises when needed.

Misalignment of the SI joint impacts function. Chiropractic care works to correct the misalignment through adjustments designed specifically to restore the correct alignment.

The goal with SI joint pain treatment hinges on the need to address and remedy the underlying issue of the pain. With the growing opioid epidemic, more medical doctors now recommend chiropractic care for pain management over prescription drugs.

The proven effectiveness of chiropractic care means patients have a solution to painful conditions, like SI joint pain. We offer a free consultation to obtain your medical history and discuss your symptoms. If chiropractic is the appropriate course of care, Dr. Manteris will perform testing, do an examination and take x-rays if needed. You will then receive a full report of findings and recommended treatment options. If Dr. Manteris determines you are not a good candidate for chiropractic care, he will refer you to a trusted practitioner.

Broomfield Spine + Injury – Trusted SI Joint Pain Treatment

At Broomfield Spine + Injury, we believe a conservative approach to joint pain through chiropractic care offers patients relief without invasive actions, like surgery. We prioritize each patient’s overall health and quality of life with our customized treatment plans.

We want to help you properly diagnose and treat SI joint pain. If you are experiencing lower back pain or leg pain, contact us today to schedule a free consultation 720‑508‑3982.