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Patient testimonial video on Sacroiliac joint treatment
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Sacroiliac joint pain can often be described as sacroiliitis. Atherstone Osteopath John Williams is a sacroiliac joint specialist and has designed a treatment for this condition which is successful and many patients can be pain free without drugs in 4-6 treatments.
As an alternative to Nuneaton Chiropractors and Nuneaton Osteopaths the Atherstone osteopath has a different approach to treating sacroiliac joints. We have launched a dedicated sacroiliac joint pain website
Sacroiliac joint pain is normally one sided low back pain and symptoms described are typically, pain ranging from dull and deep one sided low back pain which can refer into the groin. Turning over in bed can wake you from sleep, pain when trying to stand from sitting, throwing your legs in and out of a car seat and struggling to put socks and shoes on. Getting your trousers and pants on may also be a chore!
Acute low back pain, can also be sacroiliac joint related. Very often it is so bad it can be mistaken for a prolapsed disc and renders you unable to move. Stabbing pain in the low back and sometimes sciatic type referred pain can lead to a mis-diagnosis and the treatment offered is not going to help. A correct diagnosis is essential if you want to resolve this problem.
The inflamed Sacroiliac Joint will not show on an MRI Scan so diagnosis via this method is pointless. If you scan the lumbar spine and no obvious cause of back pain is found then it is likely to be sacroiliac joint syndrome.
The sacroiliac joints are located either side of the sacrum and form the joint between the sacrum and ilia.
The fused triangular bone at the base of your spine is the sacrum and you will see from the image on the right that there is a joint either side which sits against the two winged flat bones of the ilium.
These joints together with the pubis cartilage at the front of the pelvis provide a 3 legged stool appearance and allow 3 points of "give" allowing the torsional stress to be absorbed and prevent a fracture of the pelvic bones.
It is when this 3 legged mechanism gets stuck or jammed that additional stress develops and the unit fails to function properly. Pain and mechanical movement is compromised and will require treatment to restore full function again.