Sacroiliac joint pain and Short leg syndrome.

Sacroiliac joint pain and Short leg syndrome.

Have you ever experienced lower back pain that just won't seem to go away?

This article was inspired by a recent private yoga session with one of my old friends and yoga students who has been struggling with this common issue. Unfortunately, many people learn to live with lower back pain, caused by SI joint but it doesn't have to be that way.

Assessment and Realignment

During the session, the focus was on assessing the alignment of her spine and realigning it through specific yoga poses. It's essential to bring awareness to your body and seek help from a qualified and professional yoga teacher like myself to reset your posture and practice yoga safely.

Stretching and Strengthening yoga home work!

Yoga is a powerful tool for both stretching and strengthening the muscles that support the spine. Through a combination of gentle stretches and targeted strengthening exercises, we can prevent future episodes of lower back pain and promote long-term wellness. My student left the session with documented, explained bespoke yoga practice routine for every day home practice.

What causes sacroiliac joint pain?

Did you know that sacral joint dysfunction and pelvic misalignment can cause one side of your body to be higher and weaker, while the other side is longer and the whole body tilted or what I call ‘zigzagged’

Sacroiliac joint pain is a common condition that affects many individuals, causing discomfort and impacting daily activities. This type of pain originates in the sacroiliac joint, which is located in the pelvis and connects the sacrum to the ilium.

Sacroiliac joint pain can be caused by various factors, including injury, arthritis, pregnancy, or even improper posture. When the sacroiliac joint becomes inflamed or irritated, it can result in pain that radiates to the lower back, buttocks, and legs.

How does sacroiliac joint pain affect spine alignment?

When the sacroiliac joint is affected by pain or dysfunction, it can lead to an imbalance in the pelvis. This imbalance can cause the spine to compensate, leading to misalignment and potential issues such as scoliosis or kyphosis. Maintaining proper alignment is crucial for overall spinal health and function.

Do you have a Short leg syndrome?

In some cases, sacroiliac joint pain can also result in a discrepancy in leg length.

The presence of a shortened leg is usually associated with pelvic joint or lumbar spine misalignment and a syndrome of physical symptoms and signs. Leg shortening, or leg length discrepancy, is usually functional, but it may, also, be anatomical.

These types of joint misalignment cause a functionally short leg is a common finding in patients with low back pain due to SI joint or iliac dysfunction. Ordinarily, this form of shortening may range from 1 to 5 millimeters in leg length discrepancy, though it could be more.

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