Sacroiliac “SI” Pain Treatment
What is Sacroiliac “SI” Pain?
The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. Usually both SI joints work in harmony with fluid movement, however, one side can become immobile or hypermobile and can cause pain or stiffness in the lower back. Muscle imbalances and improper movement patterns are usually the root cause, which lead to unnecessarily overload the SI joint and pain over time. These imbalances may cause surrounding joints and tissues to compensate, negatively affecting many daily movements such as walking, bending, and other physical activities.
What are Signs & Symptoms of Sacroiliac “SI” Joint Pain?
SI joint pain is commonly associated with dull or sharp pain on one side of the pelvis, lower back, or tailbone, and sometimes yields referred pain down the leg towards the knee. Due to compensatory and protective patterns, the glutes, hips, and spine often become tight, which further inhibits fluid movement. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction typically increases with prolonged sitting, standing, walking, or physical activity, and often eases when lying down.
How does Tangelo treat Sacroiliac “SI” Pain?
We see people with SI Joint Pain all the time, and achieve excellent results through our unique approach of combining manual therapy and movement training to bring you sacroiliac joint pain relief, fast!
By utilizing manual and instrument-assisted therapy techniques to address the tight tissues around the hips, glutes, and lateral hip stabilizers, we make sure the affected area is able to move freely. But that’s only half the equation. Stabilization of the affected area is essential for effective and lasting SI joint pain treatment.
After the treatment, you’ll perform corrective exercises to bring proper balance and strength to the glutes and hip stabilizers. It’s these functional movements that unwind compensation patterns, correct movement dysfunction, and retrain your body (and brain) how to move properly to prevent further or future injury.
How can Tangelo Help Treat my Sacroiliac “SI” Pain?
At Tangelo, we don’t just focus on the obvious symptoms. We work hard to figure out what caused the problem in the first place. Our process begins with a comprehensive movement assessment to evaluate your hips and lower back, as well as your gait patterns, balancing, and lifting mechanics. We want to make sure you get out of pain, stay out of pain, and get back to doing the sport and activities you love ASAP!
If you are experiencing SI joint pain, or any type of back pain, we’d be happy to see you at one of our clinics in Seattle (Fremont, Green Lake, West Seattle) or Portland (Slabtown). You can schedule an appointment online or call the location most convenient for you. Book today and get a free examination!
What some of our clients have to say
After having my kid 3 years ago I developed horrible back pain; the kind where you can't walk because you are stuck in a hunched-over position. With the help of Dr. Krysann and sports therapists Sarah and Jason, I am happy to say I am living most days with little to no pain. I am running after my daughter. I am picking her up and dancing with her.
If you want to get back to life, I highly recommend giving Tangelo a call!
I see Dr. Lisa, Tyler, and Kyle at Tangelo. They are truly amazing. I'd been experiencing low back pain for the last 8 years and it got so bad that I couldn't walk- and I'm in my early 20’s.
Within 6 months, they fixed me. My back pain is gone and if it comes back they taught me how to drive it away. Can't thank them enough–they gave me my life back.
Other common conditions
Lower back pain and low back issues can occur suddenly, or can develop slowly over time. Chronic pain in the low back can result from disc injuries such as herniations or ruptures, joint problems, and irritated or inflamed nerves.
Shoulders conditions we treat include acute injuries such as rotator cuff tears and sprains, as well as chronic pain resulting from impingements, tendonitis and arthritis.
Knee pain can result from acute injuries, muscle imbalance, and repetitive-use injuries. Common conditions include Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, and IT band syndrome. Knee pain can be a symptom of related issues in the hips and ankles.
Foot & Ankle Pain
Conditions in the lower leg, foot and ankle include acute injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis and shin splints.
The muscle and ligaments of the neck connect the head, shoulders and back. Neck pain can result from poor posture, muscle imbalance, and injury. Often, neck pain is related to other interconnected muscle groups.
Elbow pain can be related to a number of conditions. Elbow tendonitis, or Tennis Elbow, is a common condition caused by inflammation and injury to the tendons. Overuse injuries and repetitive hand, wrist, or arm movements often cause elbow pain.
Tangelo treats conditions involving the body’s muscular and skeletal systems. Our hybrid approach was created to treat muscle, soft tissue, bone and joint conditions.
We provide service for muscle sprains and strains, repetitive-stress injuries, athletic injuries, acute injuries and chronic conditions.