Believed to be responsible for 15-30% of lower back pain cases, the sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the hip bones to the sacrum, which is the triangular bone positioned between the spine and tailbone (Spine-Health). While the SI joint has very little motion, its primary function is to absorb the shock between the upper body and the pelvis and legs. Ligaments and other soft tissues provide support for the SI joint, as well as the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles. Yet, there are various factors that cause pain and discomfort in the SI joint, leading to sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Some of these are discussed below.
In some cases of SI joint dysfunction, an individual’s manner of walking causes uneven pressure to be placed on the pelvis. This stride or pace is known as gait, and differences in leg length as well as scoliosis can affect a person’s walking style. Ultimately, the SI joint suffers wear and tear over time, and individuals experience pain.
Weight gain, hormonal changes and loosening ligaments around the SI joint during pregnancy can lead to SI joint pain and dysfunction. In some instances, these symptoms continue post-pregnancy.
Repetitive Movements, Activities and Sports
While SI joint dysfunction can occur suddenly, as a result of a traumatic event or injury, other cases develop gradually over time. For athletes or those that perform hard labor and repetitive motions, the result of repeated stress on the sacroiliac joint can cause pain and discomfort.
You Have Various Options When It Comes to SI Joint Pain and Dysfunction
When it comes to sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction, patients are met with various options, including personalized treatment protocols developed by Dr. Dehdari at the Advanced Healing Institute. Given his extensive understanding of human anatomy, Dr. Dehdari may assume a traditional approach to treatment that combines rest, chiropractic manipulation and/or cortisone injections.
In turn, as a certified Radiologist with a subspecialty in musculoskeletal radiology and interventional procedures, Dr. Dehdari offers regenerative medicinal treatments using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to effectively relieve SI joint pain and maximize healing.
For more information about effective treatments for your SI joint pain, contact the Advanced Healing Institute today.
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