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The Sacroiliac Joint

is located in the lower portion of the body, between the Sacrum and the Pelvis. The SI is designed to act as a shock asorber for the upper extremities. This joint, like any other joint, may become injured or degenerative over time. If these changes should occur, they may cause SI Joint pain.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain may be caused by a variety of different factors. Two possible causes of SI Joint pain are Degenerative Sacroiliitis and Sacral Disruption. These may be caused through atraumatic (degenerative changes over time) or traumatic (lift, fall, automobile accident) occurences.  

Symptoms of SI Joint Pain

* Pain located on one side of the lowerback.
* Pain radiating into the buttocks, lower back, and groin.
* Referred pain into the lower limbs (which can be mistaken for siatica).
* Difficulty turning over in bed, struggling to put on shoes and socks, leg pain while getting in and out of a car
* Stiffness in the lower back when getting up after sitting for long periods and when getting up from bed.
* Arching on one sideof lower back when driving long distances.