Category Archives: Back Pain

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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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

What is a Bulging Disc and How Can it Be Prevented?

When we think of spraining ligaments or joints we usually think of the ankle or wrist. In reality, most neck and back pain is actually a sprain injury to the posterior wall of one or more spinal discs. Whether this occurs from an injury or trauma is a result of poor habits that have compounded…Continue Reading

3 Things to Look for When Choosing a Chiropractor

We know that finding a healthcare provider can be a tough and overwhelming task at times. Understanding what to look for in a chiropractor before you choose can mean the difference between getting amazing results or mediocre ones at best. We’ve assembled a few things to take into consideration when choosing a chiropractor so you…Continue Reading