Sacroiliac joint pain is a prevalent disorder affecting the sacroiliac, or SI joints. These joints are held together by cartilage. When one or both joints misalign, it causes swelling of the cartilage. When one or both joints misalign, it causes swelling of the cartilage, resulting in pain in the lower back and buttocks, making standing and moving around difficult. Chiropractors are well-versed in treating SI joint pain and can offer an effective solution. They may utilize traditional spinal manipulation techniques or less forceful adjustments. Chiropractors may also teach gentle exercises and stretches that can be done by patients on their own to help improve mobility in the SI joints and limit future pain. These movements are particularly significant for athletes and people with inflammatory disorders who find their joints stiffening.
Symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain can vary from patient to patient, especially depending on the underlying cause. For some, the pain is dull and for others, sharp. Pain can start at the joint itself but it can move to the buttocks, thighs, groin, or even upper back. Pain can also radiate down the back of the leg, causing many patients to confuse their condition with sciatica. Please call (860)621-2225 to schedule an appointment. Our practice has a unique approach to comprehensive care and its based on the premise of the Triad of Health, a combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition. We are located at 200 Queen Street, Southington.
P.S. Dysfunction in the SI joints can be caused by either too much or too little movement.