When you have pain in your lower back, it could mean that you have a problem with your sacroiliac joint. This pain can make it hard to stand, sit and walk around comfortably. If conventional treatments for this pain have not worked for you, chiropractic care might help. At Balanced Health Medical, our chiropractor offers sacroiliac joint dysfunction treatment in Midtown NYC.
Your body has two of these joints, which are located on either side of your spine in your lower back. Your sacroiliac joints are responsible for bearing your upper body weight while you move. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction occurs when your one of these joints becomes inflamed. This can happen if you have an injury or if you regularly put a lot of pressure on this joint, such as when you jog or run. You can even get it if one of your legs is longer than the other since this puts more pressure on one side. Other causes include arthritis and wear and tear on your joint that occurs for many years.
When you suffer from problems with your sacroiliac joint, you might have lower back pain that feels dull and flares up from time to time. This condition can also cause sharp pain in your lower back that can spread to your flank, leg and upper back. Pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction can feel worse when you suddenly stand up after sitting for awhile. While it usually occurs on one side, it is also possible to have pain on both sides if both joints are affected.
Dealing with pain from sacroiliac joint inflammation can interfere with your usual activities. Our chiropractor in Midtown Manhattan can perform spinal adjustments that realign your spine and ease pain and other symptoms. Correcting misalignments in your lower spine from sacroiliac joint problems puts less pressure on affected nerves, leading to pain relief. These adjustments also help your body heal naturally, so you will not continue to experience discomfort.
Depending on your progress with chiropractic care, our chiropractor might have you try other forms of treatment as well, such as massage therapy. These other types of treatment at Balanced Health Medical work along with adjustments to help you enjoy ongoing pain relief.
If you live or work near the NYC 10022 area and need care for sacroiliac joint dysfunction, please contact Balanced Health Medical. Our chiropractic doctor offers manual adjustments and other forms of care for pain relief, including back and neck pain. Our office is close to Rockefeller Center and the Upper East Side.