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We help people aged 50+ keep active and free of pain meds even if their doctors and kids are telling them to "just take it easy."
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) is a low back/pelvic condition that occurs when there is hypomobility or hypermobility at the SI joint(s) in the pelvis. This condition can affect both males and females, however it is more prevalent in females due to hormonal changes during menstrual cycles that causes joint laxity. SIJD can also occur from trauma and/or injury, such as from a fall and landing on one side of the pelvis or from over training for athletic participation. Muscle imbalances and hip hypermobility (dysplasia) can also lead to SIJD.
Symptoms may feel like sharp or dull, usually localized to one side of the low back and/or pelvis. Symptoms may also radiate down one leg to or past the knee. Symptoms are usually worse with getting in/out of a car, standing up from a seated position, rolling over in bed, and/or prolonged standing/walking.
This condition is usually easily diagnosed and treated by a quality Manual Physical Therapist with the proper muscle energy technique (MET) to realign the pelvis or "get back in wack" and with specific strengthening and postural stabilization exercises. Contact Berman Physical Therapy, LLC today for more information for what could possibly be an "easy fix" to this common aggravating condition!