Checklist for SI Joint Dysfunction
The SI Joint may cause up to 25% of low back pain and is often missed. Our checklist can help you determine if this may be the cause of your low back, hip and/or groin pain.
Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation specializes in the treatment of SI Joint Dysfunction and treats over 100 patients each year with this condition. Many of our patients often go years many years in pain and frustration unable to receive a proper diagnosis, failing physical therapy and other treatment programs.
Whether you live nearby or far away, we hope this information will help you to better understand your condition and provide you with education to help you find the appropriate health care professional to provide care.
The sacroiliac, or SI joint, connects the sacrum (the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine) to the iliac bones—the curving bones on either side of your pelvis. The pelvis looks a bit like a catcher’s mitt, and the SI joints serve a similar role: absorbing shock, bearing weight, and stabilizing the entire body. As the body moves through space and absorbs impact, the SI joints help “catch” and distribute the weight and stress. Unlike most joints, the SI joint isn’t meant to move a lot. But if an injury or other condition loosens the joint, it can become inflamed and cause pain in the lower back and down into your legs.
“Our SI Joint Dysfunction rehabilitation program has been developed over 20 years,” McKindley added. ”It combines evidence-based training with our clinical experience and expertise. Many of our patients come to us after having failed physical therapy elsewhere or having been misdiagnosed. Often our patients are able to experience immediate relief. We have a wide array of tools, tips, and even a few tricks at our disposal to customize a program based on each individual’s health, condition, needs, and goals. We are proud of our reputation throughout Orange County for our successful diagnosis and treatment of these patients.”
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