What You Need to Know About Sacroiliac Pain
Sacroiliac pain serves as the primary source of pain in approximately 15 percent to 30 percent of people living in the United States with mechanical low back pain. The condition generally results from a malalignment or an abnormal motion of the sacroiliac joint, which causes pain in the lower back and can extend to the legs if not managed. People who have prolonged hours of standing or physical activity like climbing stairs are affected most by this pain. Here at Secrest Family Chiropractic in Scottsdale, AZ, our chiropractor specializes in the use of chiropractic treatment modalities to provide relief to patients living with sacroiliac pain.
Inflammation Is the Core Cause of Sacroiliac Pain
The most dominant cause of sacroiliitis is inflammation that occurs in the sacroiliac joints. The inflammation occurs in the area of the lower spine where it connects to the pelvis. The inflammation can manifest in one joint, or it can occur bilaterally. The pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction can radiate down into the legs, groin, and feet. It can also make it difficult for people to engage in normal daily life functions like sitting, standing, and climbing stairs. There are a number of other activities that can exacerbate sacroiliac pain, including:
- The ability to take long strides
- An inability to put more weight on one leg or the other
Traumatic injuries caused by car accidents, falls, and sports injuries can cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Expectant mothers often experience sacroiliac pain because the sacroiliac joints are stretched during the birthing process. In addition, pregnancy is a condition that changes the carriage of the body, adding additional wear and stress on the sacroiliac joints. Infections and arthritis are also conditions that are closely associated with sacroiliac joint syndrome.
Here in our Scottsdale office, our chiropractor uses a combination of chiropractic treatment modalities to treat sacroiliac pain. Our doctor and professional staff treat each person who walks through our doors as unique individuals deserving of personalized care for their condition. This is extremely important in treating the pain associated with sacroiliac syndrome because not all treatment modalities can be applied to every patient. Our doctor chooses the treatments that are best suited for a patient's individual needs.
Contact Us for Sacroiliac Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor in Scottsdale, AZ
Chronic pain can destroy your quality of life and can interfere with your ability to engage in the activities you enjoy the most. Our team here at Secrest Family Chiropractic in Scottsdale is dedicated to helping people identify the source of their pain or discomfort for optimal relief. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation or to learn more about how we can help you. Call us at 480-994-4411 to begin your wellness journey with Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC.