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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What is Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain?

The sacroiliac joint is the jingo connecting the sacrum and pelvis together.  The sacroiliac joint is located near the bottom of the spine just above the tailbone.  With its surrounding ligaments , the sacroiliac going is very strong given its small size.  The range of motion is not very large, but transmits all forces of the upper body to the pelvis and lower extremities.  If there is dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint there will be pain also associated with it.  This pain causes instability of the body resulting low back or leg pain.  Complications with the sacroiliac going pain include difficulty breathing, spine deformation, infection of the lungs and or heart problems.  

Causes of Sacroiliac Joint Pain 

  1. Too much movement in the lower back, hip, and leg moment 
  2. Lack of movement of the lower back
  3. Osteoarthritis 
  4. Pregnancy 
  5. Abnormal walking pattern 
  6. Gout 

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Symptoms 

  1. Pain located in 
    • Lower back 
    • Backside of the hips 
    • Groin or thighs
  2. Pain tends to be worse when standing or walking, and decreases when lying down 
  3. Stiffness or burning sensation located in lower back, hips, or pelvis 

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Treatment 

ASTR treats sacroiliac joint pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points,  fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for sacroiliac joint pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Home Treatment

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