Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects your pelvis (ilium) to the sacrum, the triangular shaped bone that sits between your low back and tailbone.  There is one on each side in the lower back.  Too much or too little movement at the joint causes SI joint dysfunction.  Young and middle-aged women, pregnant women or those who have given birth are more susceptible to SI joint dysfunction.

Symptoms

Common symptoms of SI joint dysfunction include low back pain, sciatic-like pain, or pain that moves into the hip, buttock, or groin.  Typically, the pain is on one side.  Pain may be worse with activities that stress the joint such as climbing stairs, running or moving between sitting and standing positions.

Apex Physical Therapy and Wellness Center is here to help

At Apex, a physical therapist will perform a full evaluation of your back, pelvis and hips and work with you to create a plan of care that best suits your needs and personal goals.