WHAT IS SACROILIAC JOINT (SI Joint) PAIN?
The pelvis is the link between the spine and legs. The sacroiliac (SI) joints connect the bones that make up the pelvis, in the back below the lower back. This is a very complex region and a common source of pain. Pain in this region is often present on either side of the pelvis at this joint, can lead to pain in the hip muscles, and may lead to pain radiating down the leg. Pain in this region can be debilitating and limit one’s ability to enjoy their daily activities.
Pain 101: Intro To Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Are you experiencing pain or problems in your sacroiliac joint? Click on this video to learn more about SI joint pain and steps you can take to decrease your pain.
the main types of sacroiliac joint pain
What can you do about your Sacroiliac Joint Pain?
Exercises for sacroiliac joint pain
What is Physical Therapy?
- Physical therapists are trained, licensed specialists who help individuals develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function. Physical therapists specialize in helping restore flexibility and strength to the spine to allow you to enjoy your life, pain free. Discuss with your doctor if physical therapy is a good option for your SI joint pain.
- Medical research has shown physical therapy to be an effective treatment with positive long term outcomes for patients with chronic SI joint pain. A successful treatment plan consists of the following: hands-on therapy, an exercise program, posture & body mechanics training, and modalities (cold/heat, ultrasound electrical stimulation).
Physical therapists are trained to apply specialized, hands-on techniques that help relax tight muscles and restore joint movement in the SI joint.
A patient-specific exercise program focusing on mobility and strength will be designed to help you return to your optimal daily activity and quality of life.
Physical Therapists are experts at movement analysis. Your physical therapist will help you improve your posture and body mechanics for your daily activities.
Cold/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are used to decrease pain and relax the muscles.