The sacroiliac joint is a major shock absorber joint present in your spine. This very joint connects three bones together i.e. iliac crest (hip bones), sacrum (bone present between the lumbar spine and tail bone), and the tailbone (also known as the coccyx). A strong network of soft tissues and muscles also make up the joint.
Dysfunction of the joint can lead to the development of sacroiliac joint pain which in most cases, is sharp and stabbing in nature. A vast majority of patients report severe pain that radiates from the back down to the thighs or even to the pelvis. The prevalence of SI pain was found to be around 25% while around 15% to 25% of all back pain patients have an underlying SI dysfunction too.
Managing sacroiliac pain with medicines is a futile effort that results in nothing. However, a chiropractic adjustment is a ray of light for patients in agony.
Manual manipulation or chiropractic adjustments can do wonders for a patient down with SI pain. The touch of a chiropractor can have a number of therapeutic benefits including:
The pain from sacroiliac dysfunction can persist for long periods of time, seriously reducing the quality of life. The good news is that chiropractic adjustments can alleviate this persistent pain and provide long-term relief. As per a 2021 study, a chiropractic adjustment is pretty effective in lowering pain from SI dysfunction in the long term, and adding specific exercises to your daily routine further enhances the results.
Sacroiliac pain due to joint dysfunction is accompanied by reduced range of motion and increased muscle tension. By applying the appropriate pressure, a chiropractor restores the normal range of motion and reduces joint fixation. This maneuver increases mobility and you can say goodbye to disability!
Significant improvements in pain and disability scores were noted by participants of a study following a 24-week manipulation. As per a systematic review, chiropractic adjustments and massage therapies are significantly effective in lowering the pain and disability of SI pain patients.
When the pain nose-dives, there is a consequent lessened need for pain-killer drugs. Sacroiliac pain patients can lead a better life that is free of NSAID-induced gastric irritations if they opt for chiropractic treatment.
You can book an appointment with Legacy Health Clinic, and say bye-bye to your sacroiliac pain.