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Back and Spine Conditions

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Condition

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction treatment includes osteopathic techniques that alleviate inflammation in the joints and work to reduce leg and lower back pain, weakness, and related symptoms.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Treatment in New York City

Treatment for sacroiliac joint dysfunction uses osteopathic techniques to relieve joint inflammation that can cause chronic pain in the lower back, weakness in the legs and back, and other debilitating symptoms.

Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.
Back and Spine Conditions

Back and Spine
Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.
Back and Spine Conditions

Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint is estimated to be a root cause of lower back pain in between 15 and 30 percent of all cases. This joint connects the sacrum bone to the hip bones and is designed to absorb shocks between the pelvis and upper body. Along with strong ligaments and surrounding muscles, the joint absorbs pressure, provides stability, and assists with forward and backward bending of the torso.

Unfortunately, the cartilage surrounding the joints bone can get damaged or be worn away over time. That can lead to the bones rubbing against each other, adding stress to the joint and causing inflammation. When that happens, patients often experience loss of mobility, pain throughout the lower back and lower extremities.

What Causes this Condition?

In addition to normal wear and tear of the joint cartilage, there are several other factors that can contribute to this dysfunction. They include:

  • Damage from any traumatic injury. That includes falls, automobile accidents, and other impacts that damage the joints.
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  • Repetitive motions and stresses from weightlifting, physical labor, and sports.
  • Arthritis of the spine.
  • In addition to hormonal change impacting the area, pregnancy can add increased stress on the joints due to alterations in body weight and gait. That can result in abnormal wear and tear.

According to researchers, young women of child-bearing age may be at greater risk for this condition than other demographics.

What Are the Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

Like most back-related pain conditions, this disorder’s symptoms can be difficult to differentiate from other common syndromes. As a general rule, sacroiliac pain is typically centered in the lower back and buttock region. However, it can also be present in the groin, hips, legs and feet. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain that is aggravated by bearing more of your bodyweight on one leg.
  • Discomfort or sharp pain while standing for extended periods of time.
  • Pain when you walk with long strides.
  • Noticeable pain during stairclimbing.
  • Leg and back pain while running.
  • Stiffness and even burning sensations in the pelvis, due to inflammation.

Proper identification of these symptoms is vital, since there is no single test that can accurately diagnose this dysfunction. Proper diagnosis is dependent upon physical examination, a review of medical history, and consultation with medical professionals.

How We Can Help

Fortunately, this joint dysfunction can be managed and treated to help you reduce your pain and restore mobility. Our team can help, using a variety of safe, gentle, and non-invasive osteopathic techniques to help you manage the pain and enjoy improved quality of life. Treatment can include manual manipulation to improve range of motion, stretching regimens, and strengthening exercises to provide muscles and joints with greater support.

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If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, it is important to get the help you need to address the pain. Contact Leonid Tafler, D.O. today to learn more about his condition and schedule your osteopathic appointment.

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