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Disclaimer: The following general information is provided to assist the reader in developing an awareness of of the many conditions treated by Chiropractors, and of procedures employed in treatment. It is not intended as a substitute for the reader’s consultation with their appropriate primary caregiver, and for an evelauation and recommendation following a comprehensive examination at Lakes Region Chiropractic. ~James Pamplin, DC (Lakes Region Chiropractic)

WHAT IS SACROILIITIS?

 
Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints which connect your lower spine and pelvis. As shock absorbers to the spine the sacroiliac joints can be easily injured. Since the Sacroiliac Joint is one of the largest joints in your body, it is highly populated with nerves making it very sensitive to pain. Therefore, sacroiliitis, can be extremely uncomfortable or painful with even the slightest movements of your spine. In most cases, a simple act of walking, standing, rolling in bed or standing up can cause excruciating pain in this area. Symptoms and pain may also travel into the buttocks and down the back of the leg. This can feel similar to many low back pain conditions like sciatica, herniated discs, or muscle strains which can make diagnosing sacroiliitis difficult.

WHAT CAUSES SACROILIITIS?

 
In most cases its difficult to determine the exact cause of sacroiliitis; however common causes usually result from either traumatic accidents (i.e. collisions or falls), pregnancy, or arthritis. In many cases, Sacroiliitis can develop over time as the Sacroiliac joint looses its flexibility and positioning relative to the spine. Poor posture, sitting on a wallet, and repetitive activities can all contribute to improper positions and movements of the sacroiliac joint. The pain and stiffness felt with Sacroiliitis is related to ligaments within the joint being repeatedly strained and inflamed. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for a person to experience a history of low back pain off and on for months or even years.
WILL SACROILIITIS GO AWAY WITH TIME?
Since the Sacroiliac joint can be both fixated and displaced, the frequency, intensity and duration of episodes may likely increase over time. In mild to moderate cases of Sacroiliitis, oral or injected medication may be prescribed to help reduce inflammation and pain. Medication however may provide only partial or temporary relief, so other treatment options should also be considered.
 
Physical therapy is also commonly prescribed for Sacroiliitis. When done with the proper exercises this may provide beneficial results.

HOW WE MAY HELP

 
At Lakes Region Chiropractic, we will conduct an examination to determine if your symptoms are related to Sacroiliitis. Our primary goals are to 1) Diagnose the underlying cause of your condition 2) offer natural treatment options that address both the cause and symptoms of Sacroiliitis, and 3) educate patients on ways to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Specifically, we utilize a combination of chiropractic and rehabilitative medicine to help your condition without the use of drugs or surgery. Where joints have lost their mobility and positioning, we apply safe and comfortable chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments improve joint mobility which can result in decreased inflammation, and improved healing to the injured area. Personalized exercises specific to your condition will be prescribed as part of your continued therapy. They will help strengthen and support weak areas and are designed to be done comfortably at home. During treatment we will advise you on developing healthy lifestyle habits and avoiding activities that may be aggravate your condition. As treatment progresses, your condition will be closely monitored with regular progress reports and periodic re-evaluations.