#tuneuptuesday If you’re experiencing low back pain, there’s a good chance that it’s related to your sacroiliac joint (SIJ) and you don’t even know it.
The SIJ connects the sacrum to the right and left iliac bones, which are the large bones that form your pelvis. These joints support the weight of your entire body when you are upright, and help you to balance and absorb shock to the spine as you walk, run, stand, etc. For the most part, they are immobile and allow for just a few degrees of rotation. Strong ligaments and muscles support the SIJ. However, these ligaments and muscles can become tight, loose, weak, or injured, which leads to pain. Common causes of SI joint pain include frequent sitting, poor posture, and injury.
As we age, our bones can become arthritic, ligaments stiffen, and cartilage wears down. This causes the bones of the SIJ to painfully rub together. Poor posture stemming from frequent sitting, wearing shoes like high heels, or genetics can lead to a pelvic tilt and lumbar lordosis. This causes painful compression and tightness of the SIJ. Try these 8 #stretches on both sides and hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds each. Start off easy and build up to it. If anything’s hurts then stop immediately. #tantaluschiro #chiropractor #kidsadjustments #kidschiropractic #backpain #kneepain #footpain #orthotics #lasertherapy #spine #chiropracticadjustments #wellness #health #begoodtoyourself #squamishlife #squamish #squamishhealth #squamishmom #squamishadventure #chiropracticcare #chiropracticworks #sportschiropractic