The sacroiliac (SI) joint is a crucial joint in the body that connects the pelvis to the lower spine. When functioning correctly, it allows for smooth movement and stability in the hip region. However, when not functioning correctly, it can lead to SI joint pain, discomfort, and even inflammation. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for SI joint dysfunction, and here's how it works:
1. Professional Assessment
Chiropractic professionals have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and can perform a thorough assessment to determine the root cause of your SI joint pain. They look for any signs of misalignment, muscle imbalances, inflammation, or other conditions that may be impacting your SI joint.
2. Joint realignment
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques, such as spinal manipulation, to realign the SI joint, promoting better movement and reducing pain and discomfort. This can also help improve posture and reduce pressure on the SI joint.
3. Soft Tissue Massage
Chiropractors also utilize soft tissue massage or mobilization techniques, which will help to reduce tension, break up scar tissue, and alleviate inflammation. This improves blood flow to the SI joint, promoting improved tissue health and allowing for better healing.
Chiropractors can recommend exercises that target the muscles and ligaments that support the SI joint. These custom-tailored exercises can help alleviate pain and improve the stability of the SI joint, reducing the risk of future injury.
Your chiropractor will educate you on how to prevent future SI joint discomfort and pain by maintaining proper posture and ergonomics while performing daily activities. They will provide advice and guidance on how to strengthen specific muscles, improve flexibility, and avoid aggravating positions or movements that may put stress on the SI joint.
In conclusion, chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for SI joint dysfunction. By providing an individualized treatment plan which includes joint realignment, soft tissue massage, exercises, and education, chiropractors can help you regain the confidence and comfort you need to return to your daily activities. If you're experiencing SI joint pain, it's important to seek help from a chiropractic professional to determine the root cause of your discomfort and get on the path to recovery.
Nostos Chiropractic is a south Calgary chiropractic clinic. We offer gentle, effective chiropractic techniques and love to help people overcome pains and symptoms that are holding them back. Our doctors have each taken advanced training and offer unique services such as baseline concussion testing and concussion management, chiropractic for dogs, and more. If you'd like to book a consultation to find out what Nostos can do for you, click the link below.