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Sacroiliac joint syndrome - Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 5/23/2018

Lower back pain - Sacroiliac joint syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Pretoria

The sacroiliac joint or for short the SIJ is a complex mysterious joint. With very little movement in the joint itself, it has a very important function in terms of hip movement etc. The definition of SIJ syndrome is a malposition or restricted joint. Some sources say that this can account to half of all lower back pain cases.SIJ syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionSIJ syndrome - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

SIJ syndromes can be associated with the following:Lower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in CenturionLower back pain - Dr Gert Ferreira - Chiropractor in Centurion

  • Ligament laxity
  • Direct trauma
  • Leg length inequality

This pain that you might experience is a local pain. If it is a sprain or strain, it might be sharp. Pain is normally worsen by being weight bearing, moving from sitting to standing.

 

Treatment:

A chiropractor can definitely treat this type of pain by doing the following:

  • Spinal manipulation therapy
  • soft tissue therapy that includes accupuncture, massage, fascia release and kinesiology taping.
  • Home care -ICE therapy, stretching and a short term use of anti-inflammation medication.
  • Core stability training.
  • Postural advice

Prognosis:

The prognosis of this condition is very good because most patients respond extremely well to conservative treatment.

 

For more info contact us at 012 663 1572

 

Regards

Dr Gert Ferreira

Chiropractor