Treatment of pelvic and sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain

Basic information on pelvic and sacroiliac joint disorders for patients in our osteopathic practice

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is located in the lower back where the spine (sacrum) joins the pelvis. In total, this joint has only 3° of movement (1). Incorrect posture or trauma can cause injury and pain.  SIJ pain is not only localised in the back, but can radiate into the buttocks and thighs. Pain can be acute or chronic. Prolonged standing, uneven lifting, running or climbing stairs can aggravate the symptoms.

This information has been provided to you as a general source of background information only, as in accordance with german law as Heilpraktikers, we are forbidden to list conditions or diseases we potentially treat, as this is considered a promise of cure.  If you would like to know whether osteopathy is an option for your SIJ pain, please feel free to call us.

(1) Kiapour A, Joukar, A, Elgafy H, Erbulut DU, Agarwal AK, Goel VK. Biomechanics of the Sacroiliac Joint: Anatomy, Function, Biomechanics, Sexual Dimorphism, and Causes of Pain. International Journal of Spine Surgery 2020 Feb; 14 (Suppl 1): S3-S13.