What is the Sacroiliac Joint and is it Causing You Pain?


Many of our patients have experienced chronic pain on one side of their buttocks. Right or left side, it doesn’t matter. It usually is your sacroiliac joint causing the pain. And, yes, chiropractic care can relieve the pain!

What is the Sacroiliac Joint?

Let’s begin with some basic anatomy. You know the area of your body called the pelvis. Well, the pelvis is actually made up of three separate bones. The larger bones on each side are called the iliac bones. The central bone is called the sacrum. Where the iliac bones and the sacrum meet is called the sacroiliac joint. It is also known as the pelvic joint.

These pelvic bones glide back and forth when you walk and they also glide slightly when you twist and turn. They allow you to move your lower body, but not too much.

What causes the pain?

The sacroiliac joints can become a problem if they get misaligned or move improperly. This can happen from repetitive overuse such as swinging a golf club at the driving range. It can also happen from a fall or car accident.

Pain from the sacroiliac joint is usually around the hip area and can also cause discomfort in the lower ribs, buttock, hip, and groin.

Chiropractic care can correct the problem of a misaligned sacroiliac joint and relieve the pain. Chiropractic care can also improve the motion in your joints. Chiropractic adjustments are a drug-free, nonsurgical, safe and effective treatment that will realign and restore proper movement to the sacroiliac joint.

Are you suffering from sacroiliac pain? Schedule your adjustment at (585) 889-3280.

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