A Closer Look at Your Sacroiliac Joint

Around 80% of people will deal with back pain at some point. Part of the reason that this condition is so common is that back pain can stem from a wide range of causes, from arthritis to injury to joint dysfunction.  

Ultimately, though, if you’re living with back pain, you probably care more about curing it than what’s causing it. Fortunately, our team of experts at Ego offers a number of back pain treatments — including regenerative joint injections and prolotherapy — to alleviate your discomfort right here in Modesto, California. 

But we also want to help you understand your back pain. This helps you find more effective treatment now and avoid recurrent back pain in the future. With that in mind, let’s take a look at your sacroiliac joint, also called your SI joint.

Sacroiliac joint 101

You have two sacroiliac joints, one on each side of your pelvis. These joints connect your hip bones to your sacrum and help to absorb impact as you move throughout your day. 

Usually, these joints don’t move much, but they help your body to accommodate actions like bending forward or back. 

In some cases, the SI joints move too much or too little, causing a condition called sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Even if the joint itself is working properly, you can still feel pain in the area as a result of:

In fact, even the way you walk can put too much stress on your SI joint, resulting in lower back or leg pain.

Because the sacroiliac joints don’t move much and are tucked inside your pelvis, many people aren’t even aware the joints are there. As a result, too many live with unexplained back pain, unaware that the SI joint is to blame. 

Diagnosing and treating SI-related pain

If you’re living with leg or lower back pain, don’t hesitate to visit our team at Ego. We can help to diagnose SI problems with specific tests. That might include putting pressure on the joint at different angles to see if you feel irritation in the area, for example. 

If your SI joint is causing you discomfort, we offer minimally invasive treatments to address the issue. With regenerative joint injections or prolotherapy, we can help you find relief from your pain.

Don’t live with low back or leg pain. To get the treatment you need to feel your best, call our office or schedule your appointment online today. 

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