Over the past 25 years I have helped hundreds of patients overcome the
agonizing pain of sacroiliac dysfunction. For most of these patients, the problem is solved...permanently. No
more back pain, no more hip pain, no more leg pain. They are able to enjoy walking and running again. Our
methods are so successful they are now being recommended by two prestigious medical organizations, the American College of
Physicians and the American Pain Society.
Inflammation of the
sacroiliac joints is one of the most common causes of low back pain and leg pain. The SI joints are located
at the end of the spine between the sacrum and the two ilium bones which make up the back portion of the pelvis.
Although the SI joints are not freely moveable (like the shoulders), their limited motion is necessary for normal standing,
walking and running.
The pain associated with SI joint dysfunction results
from inflammation of the ligaments which hold the ilium and the sacrum together.
is typically localized in the back of the pelvis at the belt line. Usually on one side.
is primarily increased by walking, standing or running.
- Misalignment of the SI joint, muscle spasm and inflammation can
irritate or compress the sciatic nerve causing sciatic pain which radiates down the back of the leg.
- Pain can range from mild
- Symptoms can become chronic lasting for years.
pain is usually caused by trauma to the low back, pelvis or legs. Lifting, bending, falls, auto
accidents or sports injuries can cause SI Joint dysfunction. These result in damage to the ligaments of the SI
Joint causing inflammation and pain.
2. Pregnancy results in the release of estrogen and progesterone which in turn increase the
flexibility of the pelvic ligaments. The pelvis is permitted to expand to accommodate the growing fetus.
The net result can be misalignment of pelvic bones and inflammation of the SI Joints.
Our Conservative Treatment for Sacroiliac Pain
have developed programs specifically for the treatment of SI Joint Dysfunction. We will design your program
to meet your unique needs. Our methods are research proven to be very safe and powerfully effective. Therapy
at our clinic includes the following:
Spinal Manipulative Therapy
Soft Tissue Therapy:
Accupressure, Stretch & Trigger Point Therapy
Spinal Decompression (Non-Surgical)
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For your information I have included some of the
medical treatments for sacroiliac dysfunction. If you are interested in any of them you should discuss them with a qualified
Drugs: Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, are commonly
used to treat pain and inflammation. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used to treat pain.
Prolonged use of these drugs can cause damage to the digestive tract, liver and kidneys. If you
have questions concerning their use, contact a qualified physician.
A series of cortisone injection may be recommended to try to reduce inflammation. Research has shown
these injections to be ineffective in the treatment of SI Dysfunction, giving only temporary relief.
Radiofrequency ablation: The nerves in the area of the
SI Joint are “burned out” or destroyed with a special needle called a radiofrequency probe. This
procedure is not always successful and usually provides only temporary relief.
Surgery: A very destructive, last resort. Surgery involves
fusing the ilium and sacrum together using screws and plates. This stops motion between the two bones and
theoretically stops the pain.