Sacroiliac Joint Problems
Sacroiliac joint problems (SIJ) are one of the most common generators of pain in the lower back region. The joint does not have much motion and transmits forces from the upper body to the pelvis, hips and legs. It is also commonly affected by inflammatory conditions such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and anklylosing spondylitis.
- Stiffness in the hips, pelvis and back
- Radiating burning pain into the leg.
- Tends to be on one side
- Pain greater during walking and standing v’s sitting
- Pain rolling over at night
- Sleeping on side can often be painful
Treatment can involve postural education (see Postural Assessment & Dysfunction), acupuncture, exercise and movement instruction, joint manipulation and mobilisation, massage and a variety of other techniques and modalities.
Exercise may also be used to increase general fitness or to strengthen muscles which support the spine and SIJ. If you are prone to back pain, our Physiotherapists can also offer preventive advice to assist in reducing recurrence and empowering you through self-management of your condition.
Our highly skilled Physiotherapists are trained to diagnose problems in the surrounding joints and soft tissues of the SIJ and will work to correct these underlying faults as well as the specific pathology of the SIJ.
Our Physiotherapists have a great deal of specific clinical experience in the management of lower back and spine related conditions.
All our team of Physiotherapists are university trained in the assessment and treatment of spinal problems. They will focus on the underlying factors leading to the overload of the SIJ not just the SIJ itself.