The sacroiliac, or SI, joint is comprised of two L-shaped joints flanking the bottom of your pelvis. Acting as anchors for the pelvic bones, the right and left iliac and sacrum, when injured these joints may cause pain with standing, walking, climbing stairs, pelvic discomfort, and low back pain. While sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be painful, using an exercise ball, which works to develop core muscle strength and improve spine stability, may improve mobility and comfort.
SI joint (sacroiliac joint) dysfunction (movement problems) is the most misdiagnosed of all low back pain symptoms. Often treatment for stenosis, herniated disc, arthritis, degenerative disc, or sciatica is not effective because the root of the problem is actually the joint attaching the tailbone to the pelvis. Learn more about diagnosis, prevention, and ways to self treat.
6 Popular Pain Relieving Moves for an Out of Whack Sacroiliac Joint