Symptoms: Sacroiliac irritation is a form of back pain that affects the area in and around the dimples in the buttocks. Those suffering from sacroiliac irritation commonly experience sharp pain when straightening up from a stooped position, especially when lifting an object. Twisting, bending backward, leaning forward, or even just sitting for long periods of time can make the pain worse.
Overview: Lower back pain is one of the most painful and disabling of all neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. There’s an 80% chance you will experience sacroiliac irritation as some point in your life.
The sacroiliac joint is the connection between the ilia and the sacrum (lower part of the spine.) Abnormal movement in these joints generates the pain. If you put your hands on your hips, just below your waist, you can feel a bony intrusion on either side—these are the ilia.
The sacroiliac joints are responsible for around 20% of all lower back problems. It is believed that actions that jam these joints, as well as hormonal influences and arthritis can lead to local inflammation and joint irritation that in turn lead to pain. Repetitive actions involving lifting and bending can acerbate sacroiliac irritation. This is particularly true for children, pregnant women and those with degenerative diseases.
Sacroiliac irritation can develop into sacroiliac syndrome which is a similar, but more serious condition. For this reason, if you suspect you are suffering from sacroiliac irritation, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Suzan Starler at Star Chiropractic and Nutrition. Proper care, done in a timely manner, can provide effective management for sacroiliac irritation, by improving joint function and decreasing pain.