What is sacroiliac joint (SI) pain?
Mechanical low back pain is a common problem nowadays. According to research US population, 85% will experience an episode of mechanical LBP at some point during their lifetime. Sacroiliac(SI) joint dysfunction is a significant cause of lower back pain in 15% to 30% of mechanical lower back pain patients.
Mechanical dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint can result in pain and stiffness at lower back area. Patients often describe pain over the right or left side of lower back or and in buttock.
The SI joints are junction of upper and lower body, their primary responsibility is to evenly transfer the upper body weight to both the lower extremities. Their main function is to provide shock absorption for the spine and to transmit forces between the upper body and the lower limbs. The sacroiliac joints are located on each side of the spine between the two pelvic bones, which attach to the sacrum. The sacroiliac (SI) joint is strongly stabilized by a network of ligaments and muscles. The SI joint normally allows a small amount of motion of approximately 2-4 mm of movement in any direction.
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Symptoms of SI dysfunction are often difficult to differentiate from other types of low back pains. Therefore, the SI joint dysfunction is a condition that is difficult to diagnose and is often overlooked or treated as low back pain.
Patient usually feels :-
Some important stretching and core strengthen exercises
Please consult Doctor or Physiotherapist before starting any exercises
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