Treating Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Jan 14, 2016

Our chiropractors will treat your back pain from its source.

Our experienced chiropractors will explain all your chiropractic treatment options in Tucker and help you select the best option for your back pain.

AICA’s chiropractors use two general manipulation approaches when working with the sacroiliac joint including spinal mobilization, which is a gentle and less forceful adjustment, and the traditional chiropractic adjustment.

Some chiropractors may also utilize adjunctive therapy to treat this dysfunction.

Chiropractic Adjustments for Dysfunction of the Sacroiliac Joint

Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment for the sacroiliac joint is safe and comfortable. It usually involves you lying on your side with your top knee bent and raised toward your chest, and your bottom shoulder positioned forward so that a stretch is felt in the pelvic region and lower back.

Your chiropractor will place his hand over your sacroiliac joint and apply pressure to where your upper shoulder has the best traction.

This thrust adjustment will usually result in a release that you can hear, and it is created by carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and oxygen escaping the joint when pushed past a typical range of motion.

Chiropractic adjustments to the sacroiliac joint often result in a “crack.”

This maneuver is frequently associated with the sounds and joint manipulations similar to cracking your knuckle, and the sensation can provide immediate relief to the sacroiliac region.

Many patients who have been treated with this approach in the past request that the procedure is completed again when they return to the chiropractor.

However, patients who don’t do well with the cracking sound or don’t feel comfortable with having this joint cracked may request a traditional chiropractic adjustment in which a gentle and less forceful approach will be used.