Have you ever heard of the sacroiliac joint? No? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most people have never even heard of this mysterious joint, let alone experienced pain in it. But believe it or not, this little-known joint is actually a common source of discomfort for many people. Lucky for us, our chiropractors have a knack for helping to alleviate pain in the sacroiliac joint. But before we dive into the nitty-gritty of chiropractic treatment, let’s first take a closer look at this elusive joint.
Located at the base of your spine, the sacroiliac joint is a small but mighty joint that connects your sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of your spine) to your pelvis. This joint plays a crucial role in supporting your upper body and helping you maintain your balance. Without it, we’d all be a bunch of wobbly noodles!
So, what causes pain in the sacroiliac joint? There are a number of factors that can contribute to sacroiliac joint pain, including pregnancy, arthritis, twisted/tortioned pelvis, slips and falls and even just plain old wear and tear. Ouch! But fear not, because we are here to help.
Chiropractors are highly trained healthcare professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. And when it comes to sacroiliac joint pain, they’ve got a few tricks up their sleeves.
One of the primary techniques that chiropractors use to treat sacroiliac joint pain is called spinal manipulation (also known as spinal adjustments). This involves applying gentle pressure to the affected area of the spine in order to restore proper movement and function to the joint. It may sound a bit scary, but spinal manipulation is actually quite a relief for most people with SIJ pain and patients will often have improved mobility almost immediately.
In addition to spinal manipulation and adjustments, chiropractors may also recommend stretches and exercises to help strengthen the muscles surrounding the sacroiliac joint. This can help to take some of the strain off of the joint and reduce pain.
Some of our chiropractors may also use other techniques to help relieve sacroiliac joint pain, such as ice or heat therapy, dry needling, and strapping or taping. Each of these techniques can help to reduce irritation to the joint and promote healing in the affected area.
Visiting the chiropractor can be intimidating if you’ve never been before. But rest assured, our chiropractors are experienced and university trained professionals who want to help you feel your best, and our treatments are designed to be both safe and effective.
So, if you’re suffering from sacroiliac joint pain and you’re not sure where to turn, consider giving chiropractic care a try. It may just be the relief you’ve been looking for.