Sacroiliac Joint

The sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is a joint formed between the triangular bone at the base of the spine (sacrum) and a part of the pelvis called the ilium.

Our bodies have two sacroiliac joints, but often only one of the joints is causing the pain.

The main symptom associated with the sacroiliac joint is sharp or aching pain on one side of the low back, directly over either SI joint. The pain may also refer into the groin and/or into the outer thigh, usually above the knee, on the same side as the affected joint.

SI joint pain is usually increased with walking and standing on one leg and lying on one side.

Sacroiliac joint syndrome typically responds well to manual therapy and tailored exercises to address any muscular imbalance or instability.

There are a number of conditions which may mimic the symptoms of Sacroiliac joint syndrome, so it is important to consult your osteopath for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Osteopathic Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

All of our osteopaths are trained to diagnose the specific issue which is causing your symptoms. We will also analyse why that specific area has become injured and treat the causes, not just the symptoms.

After a full assessment we will talk you through our findings and agree a treatment approach. The treatment will include soft tissue massage to relax the muscle tension. We may follow this up with articulation and manipulation to release joints and gentle Cranial Osteopathic techniques to rebalance the rhythmic function of the spine and cranium. Recommended exercises for correcting poor posture are also a part of treatment and consultation.

Case Study

Sarah was 28 years old and 34 weeks pregnant with her second child. She presented with acute pain in the right buttock and groin area. She hobbled in to the practice as putting any weight on to her right leg was very painful. An acute sacroiliac joint ligament strain was made and the local area treated. The cause of this strain was found to be Sarah repetitively carrying her 2-year-old daughter on her right hip. This put too much pressure onto her sacroiliac joint, which is prone to being strained during pregnancy due to natural ligament laxity. Sarah stopped holding her daughter on her hip and with treatment her pain resolved in time to have a natural delivery.

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