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The Sacro Iliac joint can be a common source of back pain. The Sacro Iliac joints are located at the back of the pelvis and several scenarios can produce pain in this region of the lower back, including a traumatic incident, biomechanical mal-alignment, hormonal changes during pregnancy, or inflammatory joint disease.
Sometimes Sacro Iliac joint pain can refer to the groin, buttock or the back of the thigh although, unlike referred pain from a Herniated Disc, Sacro Iliac joint pain rarely goes below the knee.
Manual therapy is very effective in the treatment of Sacro Iliac joint pain. The aim of treatment is to restore normal Sacro Iliac joint mechanics by removing abnormal stresses on the ligaments which surround the joint. Once normal Sacro Iliac joint movement has been restored, more active rehabilitation can be undertaken. This involves specific muscle work for the 30 plus muscles whose activity can affect Sacro Iliac joint stability - the series of exercises is different in each individual.
Common Sacro Iliac Joint Pain signs & symptoms:
|Consult a sports injury expert|
|Rest from aggravating activities|
|Wear a Sacro iliac Joint support to improve posture & relieve pain|
|Wear a Pregnancy Belt during pregnancy to relieve pain|
|Do pool exercises with a buoyancy belt to improve Sacro Iliac funstion and relieve pain|
|Use a seat support to improve posture whilst sitting|
|Practice core strength exercises to strengthen spine stabilising muscles|
|Use a Swiss Ball for advanced exercises to relieve & prevent back pain|
|Use a Stabiliser Pressure BioFeedback device to ensure correct exercise technique|