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.
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.
In addition to normal wear and tear of the joint cartilage, there are several other factors that can contribute to this dysfunction. They include:
According to researchers, young women of child-bearing age may be at greater risk for this condition than other demographics.
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:
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.
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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