What are the symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain?
Sacroiliac Joint Pain is described as a dull pain around the dimple area of the lower back/upper buttock almost 100% of the time. That pain will increase in intensity when the person arches backwards or lies on their belly. However, in more severe cases they will also have pain with walking, running, going down stairs, prolonged sitting and getting up from a seated position.
What causes sacroiliac joint pain?
The most common cause of Sacroiliac Joint pain is muscle imbalance around the pelvis. This is typical to find in two groups of people: runners and people with sitting jobs. Both of these activities cause shortening of the muscles that tip the pelvis forward, arch the back and put extra pressure on the Sacroiliac joints.
How do you treat sacroiliac joint pain?
A comprehensive exam will identify the source of the compression of the sacroiliac joint. The doctor then uses A.R.T. to lengthen those muscle, ligaments and tendons to allow the joint to separate and decompress. Pairing A.R.T. with chiropractic adjustments to address the joint itself and home lengthening exercises is the best way to assure a long lasting fix.