Back and Groin Pain – is our SIJ the Problem?
The SIJ joint is blamed for Back and Pelvic pain.
What do these areas have in common? The Psoas muscle.
We Need To Be Treating The Psoas Muscle To Resolve Back Pain
So why are we treating the back, the hip and the groin instead of the structure that is causing the pain in these areas?
The Psoas muscles are under huge compression and shearing forces
Creating Back and Groin pain while we are sitting and have adapted to become short and unresponsive over our life.
Deep in the back of your pelvis, you have a joint called the sacroiliac joint or SIJ which connects the bottom of your spine to your pelvis on each side. Problems with these joints are associated with up to 30% of lower back pain cases.
But What Causes The SIJ joint To Become Painful?
Back pain in particular continues to be one of the hardest problematic areas for musculoskeletal therapists to conquer. The statistics show us that we are not winning the war on back pain with conventional methodologies of treatment.
The common denominator for pain in these areas is the Psoas muscle.
What does the sacroiliac joint do?
The SIJ joints support the weight of your upper body. They act as shock absorbers during the transfer of loads from the trunk of your body into your pelvis and legs. They also support your range of motion when you bend or twist at your hips.
The Psoas Major Muscle Can Distort The SIJ Joint
The SIJ joint that the spine sits on is under the influence of our Psoas Major muscles. It is these muscles that can impact the SIJ joint causing it to shear and tilt. This misalignment results in pain which can be felt in the back and the pelvis.
Our Psoas muscle compresses over our low spine discs and nerves that service the hip back and groin areas of our body.
So Back and Groin Pain – is our SIJ the Problem?
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