The sacroiliac joint is where the upper body meets the lower body. It is the center of motion, the center of shock absorption, and the center of power transfer between the upper and lower body. When we talk about core, this is what we are talking about, the sacroiliac joint, not the lumbar spine.
Given its structure, the sacroiliac joint is designed to relieve stress and forces. It acts as a buffer between the hip and lumbar spine.
If your SI joint is not working properly that force has to go somewhere – which is going to mean pain and injury for you. Anyone who has suffered from SI joint pain knows that it can be a real pain – in the back, in the hip, and even down the leg. It can make day-to-day activities such as rolling over, standing from a seated position, or getting in and out of a car difficult.
This is one of the most common structural shifts I see in my patients. I see it in those who workout AND those who sit too much. Just like any other area in your spine – the SI joint can shift and when it does it becomes stuck. Rather than constantly masking the problem, at True Health Chiropractic, we’ve chosen to fix the foundation through specific chiropractic adjustments of the shifted SI joint.
Once the foundation has been fixed, we then teach you how to keep it that way through customized recommendations designed for your spine, so the problem does not come back.
As chiropractors, we understand the human body is better able to deal with these stressors when there is balance in the spine – allowing the nerve system to work free of any structural interference. The focus chiropractic care is to keep the bones of the spine (vertebrae) in their proper relationships with each other, which enhances the function of the spine and nerve system in order to allow the body to fully express its maximum potential and work optimally.
Besides correcting any structural shifts in the sacrum or lower lumbar spine, by improving the strength of the gluteals, hamstrings and lats – you can help maintain the correction and prevent further flare-ups.
Rather than wait for a complete breakdown, chiropractic is about keeping the body in check and doing a correction only when necessary. Remember – Normal Structure allows your body to operate smoothly and at its best.