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What Aggravates SI Joint Pain?

Do you experience lower back pain?

Have you ever stepped awkwardly and then experienced pain in your legs Your sacroiliac (SI) joint could be the cause of your pain!

The sacroiliac joint or SI joint is the connection point between the sacrum and the ilium. The sacrum is the triangular bone at the base of the lumbar spine and the iliums are attached to each side of the sacrum. The iliums and sacrum together make up the pelvic complex.

It is estimated that the SI joint accounts for 15-30% of low back pain cases. When the SI joint is the cause of pain, it’s called a sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) – when one or both of the joints is not working properly or is injured. Research shows that an SIJD will lead to a number of other musculoskeletal problems. To understand how that occurs we first need to understand how the SI joint works.

There are many thick, dense ligaments and muscles that connect the pelvic structures. These ligaments and muscles give us the ability to move. The hip joints have a larger range of motion while the SI joints have just a few degrees, very small in comparison.

This few degrees of movement is very important for the health, balance and function of your musculoskeletal system in regards to movement. The SI joints play a large role in your ability to walk and run.

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Do You Have Numbness and Tingling in Your Hands and Feet?

Have you experienced tingling in your arms and hands? What about numbness in your feet? Many people think that a numbness or tingling sensation in their extremities is part of the aging process, but this type of secondary condition can be an indicator of a deeper problem. If you’ve been ignoring unusual prickling sensations in…Continue Reading

Chiropractic Care: A Permanent Solution?

Have you been searching for an answer to your back pain? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to get pain relief from massages to exercise to medication? Many people suffering from neck or back pain understand the frustration of searching for the correct treatment. Many solutions offered by health-care providers are only temporary patches…Continue Reading

Working from Home During the COVID-19 Era

Many folks have been working from home over the past month and a half, and many of our favorite businesses have shut down.  Gyms, restaurants, movie theatres, schools, and daycares are the places we frequent the most.  Since we’re encouraged to leave our homes only for groceries and essential health services, most of us have…Continue Reading

Managing Chronic Pain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As you know, Covid-19 is impacting our healthcare system and economy. The long term effects are unknown. As the number of cases rises, the healthcare system will be put to the test. Even though there will be an influx of Covid-19 patients into the hospital and clinical system, patients suffering from other conditions and injuries will…Continue Reading

As the Twig Bends So Grows the Tree

During a complimentary consultation I briefly discuss what normal and abnormal structure is and how it affects the function of our body. A prospective patient must be familiar with this to have a better understanding of their secondary condition(s) or symptoms. A question that may come up is, “how many people come into your office…Continue Reading

Cupping bruises to Help You Heal

The Rio Olympics wrapped up last month and these games haven’t disappointed. Many world and Olympic records were broken. Athletes of many nations competed, some becoming overnight house-hold names due to their amazing athleticism and record breaking completions. I always enjoy watching the Olympic games for just this reason, whether summer or winter, the camaraderie,…Continue Reading