Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction | Sacroiliac Pain

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This is a fairly comprehensive list of symptoms.

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Because more than one condition can cause a symptom, we look for combinations of symptoms -- at minimum, two or more. When symptoms from a single cause appear in clusters, that's called, a "syndrome".

SYMPTOMS OF S-I JOINT PAIN SYNDROME
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

I have grouped these symptoms in terms of

  • SENSATIONS

  • SKELETAL ALIGNMENT CHANGES

  • MUSCLE/MOVEMENT MEMORY CHANGES

  • EMOTIONAL EFFECTS


Do you have two or more of these symptoms? 

SENSATIONS

  • pain at the groin and waistline in back, same side - combination | COMBINATION OF MUSCULAR PAIN and RADIATING PAIN
  • sharp, stabbing pain at the back waist area, on one side | LIGAMENT STRAIN 
  • pain around the top rim of the pelvis, usually at one side or in back | RADIATING PAIN
  • a "deep pulling" sensation in the lower spine, like a taut wire | DEEP SPINAL MUSCLE PAIN
  • a tired feeling across the low back, both sides | MUSCLE FATIGUE, QUADRATUS LUMBORUM ("QL") and SPINAL EXTENSORS
  • buttock pain, one side, that doesn't respond to direct treatment (sometimes mistaken for piriformis syndrome) | NERVE IMPINGEMENT PAIN
  • deep pelvic/lower abdominal pain ("lightning"-like burning, or gripping pain), | UNNATURAL STRETCH OF THE LINING OF THE ABDOMINAL CAVITY FROM SACRUM DISPLACEMENT
  • pelvic floor disorder, one side more than the other, tailbone pain
  • thigh numbness in the front or side | NERVE IMPINGEMENT
  • iliotibial ("I-T") band pain or numbness (sometimes mistaken for a tight gluteus medius muscle)| NERVE IMPINGEMENT PAIN 
  • pain deep in one hip joint (sometimes mistaken for gluteus medius muscle pain) | RADIATING PAIN FROM THE S-I JOINT 
  • pain at the attachment of hamstring(s) at the "sitbones" (ischial tuberosities) | RADIATING PAIN (hamstrings often tighten reflexively, as well, but the sensation of tight hamstrings would be at the back of the thigh)
  • inner thigh pain | MUSCLES IN CONTRACTION DUE TO PELVIC DISTORTION
  • sciatica-like pain down the back of (usually) one leg at thigh, back of knee, or foot | NERVE IMPINGEMENT PAIN FROM EXCESSIVE "FOLD" AT L5/S1
  • burning bladder | RADIATING PAIN WITH POSSIBLE NERVE IMPINGEMENT 
  • pain along the thoracic (upper) spine, one side | MUSCLES IN "CRINGE" SPASM IN REACTION TO THE PELVIC PAIN 
  • rib pain | MUSCLES IN "CRINGE" SPASM IN REACTION TO THE PELVIC PAIN
  • restricted breathing or the sense that the breathing diaphragm is restricted | MUSCLES IN "CRINGE" SPASM IN REACTION TO THE PELVIC PAIN 
  • neck or jaw pain | MUSCLES IN "CRINGE" SPASM IN REACTION TO THE PELVIC PAIN 
  • a feeling of your head being jammed down onto your neck | MUSCLES IN "CRINGE" SPASM IN REACTION TO THE PELVIC PAIN
  • jaw pain | MUSCLES IN "CRINGE" SPASM IN REACTION TO THE PELVIC PAIN
  • a feeling like the pelvis is spread open, in front, jammed in back on one side
  • upper ribs and shoulders tight | MUSCULAR TENSIONS

SKELETAL ALIGNMENT CHANGES

  • pelvis rotated around a vertical axis
  • anterior pelvic tilt with twist around a horizontal axis, one side forward and the other side backward
  • twisted sacrum, one sacro-iliac joint deeper
  • pubic bone misalignment/pubic symphysis pubis separation
  • low back arched more on one side than the other
  • ribs and shoulder blade pulled down and back
    on one side
  • neck pulled to one side
  • one foot pronated ("flat arches")

MUSCLE/MOVEMENT MEMORY CHANGES

  • tight TFL (tensor fascia lata) and IT band
  • walking with legs/knees involuntarily turned out
  • inability to sit cross-legged with knees down
  • tight hamstrings
  • one knee"shaky" or weak
  • painful forward bending ("tight wire" feeling down spine into pelvis)
  • impossible to stand fully upright without "jamming" pain in the low back
  • abdominal muscles tighten protectively, when bending forward

EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS (combined with two or more symptoms from the other two categories)

  • chronic anxiety 
  • unremitting sadness 
  • irritability 
If you have two or more of these symptoms, you may do a manual self-examination of your own S-I joints, as shown in the instructional video in this article. It takes 2 minutes, or so to learn how to do it and to do it. If you find that one S-i joint is deeper than the other, you have a twisted sacrum, sacroiliac joint dysfunction. 





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1 comment:

  1. Hi Lawrence,

    I wanted to thank you for your regimen, and for this blog. I have been doing the SI regimen for 4 months. I'm combining it with visits to the osteopath, but the regimen has helped the most out of anything I've tried.

    I don't know how you've developed such an advanced understanding of how to treat the problem, but it truly is something amazing.

    My psoas is much more relaxed, when four months earlier it was so unbearably tight that I could barely cope day to day.

    I'm not fully healed yet, and I am going to be getting some prolotherapy done to help heal the ligaments that have been stretched, but I will continue with this regimen.

    Thank you for your hard work and for getting this out to the world.

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