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Lower back pain and Sacroiliac joint syndrome

Lower back pain can be caused due to Sacroiliac joint syndrome. The sacroiliac joint or for short the SIJ is a complex mysterious joint. Therefore, even with very little movement in the joint itself, it has a very important function. The definition of SIJ syndrome is a malposition or restricted joint. Furthermore, some sources say that this can account to half of all lower back pain cases.

Sacroiliac joint syndrome
Sacroiliac joint syndrome

SIJ syndromes can be associated with the following:

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


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

  • Spinal Manipulation therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy that includes acupuncture, 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

In conclusion, the prognosis of this condition is very good. Due to the fact that most patients respond extremely well to conservative treatment.

If you suffer from lower back pain, make an appointment to see your chiropractor.

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