Have you ever gotten up from a
sitting position and begin
feeling pain in your lower back? If so, it may be due to problems with your
SI joint. While this is true, you can’t let it get the best of you. You need to
take charge and find a treatment plan that is going to help you alleviate your
pain and find relief.
What is the SI Joint?
The full, medical name is the sacroiliac joint. You have two
in your lower back and they are found on each side of your spine. The primary
role of these joints is to carry the weight of your upper body when you are
standing, walking, or shifting the load to your legs.
What Does SI Related Pain Feel Like?
Pain in this joint may be sharp or dull. It will begin at
the SI joint, but it may move into your upper back, groin, thighs, or buttocks.
In some cases, just standing up can trigger the pain, and in some cases, it may
only occur on one side of the lower back. Some people notice that this is pain
that will be more problematic and pronounced in the morning but get better
throughout the day.
Why Does SI Pain Occur?
The pain will begin if your SI joints become inflamed. There
are more than a few reasons this may happen. It may hurt when you fall down or
while you are playing sports. You may also experience this issue from
activities that cause regular pounding of the joints, such as running or jogging.
Are you taking uneven strides when you walk? If so, it could
cause SI joint pain.
Treatment Options for SI Pain
There are several ways that a doctor may treat SI pain. Some
of the most common treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic treatment
- Nerve treatment
There’s a new treatment for this pain you can try, too. It
is called the Whelton Myofascial Referral
Technique. This is a simple and effective treatment that helps to relieve
pain, increase range of motion, reduce muscle spasms, and accelerate healing.
This treatment method is new, but it has been proven effective for those who
suffer pain related to the SI joint.
Do You Need SI Joint Treatment?
If you have begun to experience the pain mentioned above, it
is a good idea to seek care from your doctor. They will be able to determine
the precise cause of the pain and help ensure that you receive the proper
treatment for your situation. There are several non-invasive options you can try,
which will help alleviate this pain and reduce the inflammation that has caused
the pain, to begin with.
If you want to learn more about treatment for
sacroiliac dysfunction, contact us. Our team
can evaluate your condition and help ensure you achieve the desired outcome,
regardless of how serious or complex the condition may be.