14 Nov 2012 No Comments
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
One of the more common conditions that our team treats is sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint is pain in the joint that connects the illium and sacral bones of the pelvis. The sacroiliac joint is located next to the spine, above the tailbone, and absorbs the shock of the motions from the upper body on the lower body. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be caused by traumatic accidents, but is most often caused by a change or abnormality in movement in the area – either too much movement, or too little.
Abnormal changes in the motion of the sacroiliac joint, a strong, weight-bearing joint, can cause a patient to feel pain in the lower back, leg, hip, groin, and buttocks. Numbness or tingling in these areas can also be a symptom in some cases, but is more rare. If a patient with sacroiliac joint dysfunction feels pain in their lower back or hip, it is likely a result of hypermobility, or too much movement. Too little movement (hypomobility), however, usually causes a patient to feel pain on one side of their buttocks or low back, and occasionally down one leg. …