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.

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.
  • 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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Contact Us Today

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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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!