Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint is often missed as a primary cause of low back pain. However, this structure can often be a pain generator in those suffering from chronic or acute low back pain. Pain is usually localized to one side of the lower back with referred pain traveling to the buttock, groin and thigh. Symptoms usually do not travel below the knee.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint is often missed as a primary cause of low back pain. However, this structure can often be a pain generator in those suffering from chronic or acute low back pain. Pain is usually localized to one side of the lower back with referred pain traveling to the buttock, groin and thigh. Symptoms usually do not travel below the knee.

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can occur due to trauma such as a fall on the buttocks, a lifting-twisting injury to the back, laxity of ligaments during pregnancy/childbirth or a car accident when the affected leg is extended. Sacroiliac joint pain can often occur secondary to a lumbar spine injury or due to compensatory gait from a lower limb injury.  

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be diagnosed with specific manual tests performed by a trained physical therapist or specialized physician. Self-assessment of symptoms most often reveal pain in one side of the lower back, buttock or groin with walking, climbing stairs, and maintaining sustained positions, such as sitting or standing.

Physical therapy treatment includes manual therapy to correct the alignment of the sacroiliac joint, teaching self corrective exercises, core strengthening and spinal stabilization exercises. A sacroiliac belt may be recommended for a hypermobile sacroiliac joint.

Locations offered for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy | Bellevue | WA

12501 Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98005
ph: (425) 450-9801
fax: (425) 450-9778

Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy | Factoria | WA

14100 SE 36 St
Factoria, WA 98006
ph: (425) 653-7100
fax: (425) 653-7109

Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy | Issaquah | WA

1445 NW Mall Street
Issaquah, WA 98027
ph: (425) 391-9211
fax: (425) 391-9545

Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy | Lake City | WA

3225 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA 98125
ph: (206) 417-1298
fax: (206) 417-1299

Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy | Renton | WA

451 Duvall Ave NE
Renton, WA 98059
ph: (425) 235-9505
fax: (425) 226-7334

Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy | Sammamish Plateau/Klahanie | WA

4550 Klahanie Drive SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
ph: (425) 391-2427
fax: (425) 392-4098

Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy | Snoqualmie Ridge | WA

7726 Center Blvd SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
ph: (425) 396-7778
fax: (425) 396-7097

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