Treatment for SI Joint Pain in Atlanta
At Sherwood Chiropractic Center, we want to understand your symptoms, the source of your pain, and the conditions that cause your symptoms. If you suffer from lower back pain or upper leg pain, you may have sacroiliac joint dysfunction, also known as SI joint pain. SI joint pain relates to the inflammation of the sacroiliac joint, sometimes referred to as sacroiliitis. Relief from this pain, stiffness and discomfort starts here at Sherwood Chiropractic Center. Our chiropractors understand joint pain and how to diagnose and care for patients with SI joint pain. Fortunately, our trio of talented chiropractors offer a variety of personalized, up-to-date treatment options for SI joint pain in the Atlanta area.
SI Joint Pain Causes and Risks
Before our chiropractors can effectively treat your SI joint pain, we need to fully understand the condition and its possible causes, as well as anticipate any complications. Your SI joint is just above the tailbone, and it connects the bottom of your spine with your pelvis. SI joint pain doesn't always have a clear cause, but this joint absorbs or transmits much of the force between your upper and lower body. Though the joint is strong, it's also small and has limited motion, so any abnormal movement may inflame it
- Leg Length Disparity – if one leg is longer, your gait may place unusual stress on the SI joint
- Hypermobility Syndrome– too much movement of the SI joint exceeding the normal range can cause pain in the lower back
- Hypomobility or Fixation – an inactive SI joint may also become inflamed, causing radiating pain of the sciatic nerve
Perhaps because the female anatomy tends to have a wider pelvic area with more reproductive organs near the SI joint, SI joint pain is more common in women between the ages of 20 and 50.
SI Joint Pain Symptoms
Symptoms of SI joint pain often resemble the symptoms of sciatica, herniated lumbar discs, and other conditions that affect the spinal column. It is important to see a chiropractor with extensive experience with SI joint issues and can accurately identify whether the pain is being caused by the sacroiliac joint or something else.
List of Common Symptoms of SI Joint Pain
- Lower back pain
- Groin pain
- Pain that radiates from the buttocks down the leg, stopping at the knee
- Pain that radiates from the lower back to the ankle or foot
- Leg pain
Of course, the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction are different for every patient. We make sure we understand your unique symptoms to find the right manipulation technique.
Chiropractic Treatment for SI Joint Pain : Adjustment Techniques
Like the other conditions we treat at Sherwood Chiropractic Center, SI joint pain requires a personalized approach that differs for every patient. There are multiple chiropractic adjustment techniques and treatment options for SI joint pain, but the most common treatment method is a manual manipulation of the SI joint.
During your SI joint manipulation, your chiropractor may ask you to lie on your side while he or she applies strategic pressure to your knee and shoulder. This chiropractic technique allows us to gently push past your SI joint's usual range of motion, releasing gases and reducing inflammation in the tissue.
If you have SI joint pain, don't cover up the symptoms without treating the source of your inflammation. Call (404) 321-0082 today to schedule an appointment with an experienced joint pain chiropractor in Decatur.