Hip Pain and Sacroiliac (SI) Joint
The most common symptom of sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is pain. Patients often experience pain in the lower back or the back of the hips. It may also be present in the groin and thighs. In many cases, the exact source of the pain can be difficult to determine. Your physician can perform specific tests to help isolate the source of the pain, which is typically worse with standing and walking and improved when lying down. Inflammation and arthritis in the SI joint can also cause stiffness and a burning sensation in the pelvis.
Chiropractic care is often considered as the first line of treatment for sacroiliac joint dysfunction. For patients with lower back pain that arises from the sacroiliac joint, a variety of chiropractic procedures can be applied. These mechanical adjustments represent a relatively conservative form of treatment.