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What Is Sacroiliac Joint Pain & What You Can Do About It

What Is Sacroiliac Joint Pain & What You Can Do About It

Sacroiliac joint pain is one of THE most common complaints we deal with in our practice.

And they will NOT simply vanish on their own.

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a condition where the joints that connect the sacrum to the pelvis move too much (hypermobility) or too little (hypomobility).

Some causes of SI joint pain include pregnancy/childbirth, weak muscles in the pelvis or lower back, arthritis, injury, scoliosis, a difference between each leg’s length, or a previous lower back surgery.

It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following Sacroiliac Joint pain and symptoms:

  • Dull pain in low back
  • Pain that radiates into the buttocks and thigh
  • Pain across the SI joint
  • Pain at the end ranges of motion or with sitting
  • Poor stability in the lower back and pelvic region upon sitting/standing, or exercising
  • Hypermobility syndrome

How We Diagnose & Treat SI Joint Dysfunction

How We Diagnose & Treat SI Joint Dysfunction

How We Diagnose & Treat SI Joint Dysfunction

Within just a few short sessions, we can remove your pain and stiffness.

We can pinpoint the true cause of your SI pain—often in less than 20 minutes—so you finally have concrete answers about the source of your SI joint pain.

Our treatment will help you avoid painful and risky surgery. Surgery that, in far too many cases, does nothing to provide relief.

When getting treatment for your SI Joint, we will determine whether your condition is caused by hypermobility or hypomobility.

If the condition is caused by hypermobility of the joint, your physical therapist will focus on stability exercises to increase the stability of the joint.

If the condition is caused by hypomobility of the joint, we may perform manual therapy and spinal manipulation to mobilize the joint.

We will create a personalized plan for you that includes stretching, strengthening, and aerobic exercises to reduce stiffness.

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SI Joint Pain Patient Success Stories

SI Joint Pain Patient Success Stories

“I was able to get rid of my back pain after seeing Dr. Scott Gray and his staff at Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy. I cannot recommend them enough. If you are looking for physical therapy in Fort Myers, this is the place.”

Randy Henderson | Mayor of Fort Myers, FL

“I had herniated a disc in my lower back and thought that surgery was the only option. However, after seeing Dr. Scott Gray I avoided that route and now I am back to my old routine.”

Emily Burke | Health Professional

“I had back pain that prevented me from doing my work. It even prevented me from doing my fitness routine. Dr. Gray’s Method pinpointed exactly what my problem was and what treatment I needed. I can honestly say I am now pain-free.”

Ricardo Cardenas | Business Professional

Our Approach to Treating SI Joint Dysfunction

Our Approach to Treating SI Joint Dysfunction

  • The Gray Method™ An approach invented by our owner, Dr. Scott Gray. The premise behind everything focuses on pinpointing the original CAUSE of your injury, pain, or stiffness, rather than just addressing the symptoms.

  • Dry Needling Dry needling is an advanced technique that uses very small needles to puncture the skin around stiff muscles. This treatment is a safe and effective way to eliminate pain, muscle tension, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

  • Myofascial Release- A hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure and massage to the myofascial connective tissues. Your therapist will gently massage the myofascia and feel for stiff or tightened areas to eliminate pain and restore motion.

  • Stability Exercises- Your stability is like a muscle that you can make stronger to increase the stability of your joints. These exercises will bring not only relief to your SI joint but permanently keep the pain from coming back.

  • Spinal Manipulation & Traction- A hands-on manual therapy technique that combines moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise, and physical therapy. It helps relieve pressure on the joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.

  • Functional Mobility & Strengthening- An approach that helps increase your overall mobility and strength to ensure your pain stays away long after rehab. Increased strength & mobility will help you heal your current pain or injury, prevent future injuries, improve your posture, prevent chronic diseases, and protect bone health.

Treatment For Your Sacroiliac Joint Is At Your Fingertips…

Treatment For Your Sacroiliac Joint Is At Your Fingertips…

Remember, there’s no need to stay in pain another day…

Don’t let your quality of life suffer any longer!

Call our office at 239-223-0484 and schedule your appointment today!

We offer Physical Therapy in Fort Myers, FL, and Physical Therapy in Cape Coral, FL.

PLEASE NOTE: You have no obligation after getting in contact with us.

Let’s talk about your unique situation, your goals, and your obstacles.

Together we can chart a course for your active and healthy future doing the things you love to do!

Sounds reasonable?

We look forward to working with you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions About SI Joint Pain

Frequently Asked Questions About SI Joint Pain

The SI joints are located between the iliac bones and the sacrum, connecting the spine to the hips.

The two joints provide support and stability and play a major role in absorbing impact when walking and lifting.

This is why it’s so important to address SI pain sooner rather than later.

Sacroiliac joint pain ranges from mild to severe depending on the extent and cause of injury.

Acute pain can be healed within a few days or weeks while chronic pain can take take a couple months.

Absolutely. Call our office at (239) 223-0484 or email me at info@backinmotionsspt.comcom.

We currently accept Medicare, Tricare, Motor Vehicle, and those that have out of network benefits for commercial plans. Otherwise, everything else is self-pay.

This is GREAT because we can start your treatment right away and don’t have to rely on your insurance company telling us how to treat you.

What this means to YOU, is that you can get the care you need and deserve and actually save time, money, and effort because you will get better faster.