The lumbar region is the lower area of your spine. Below that is the sacrum, which is a bone shaped like a triangle. The sacrum is connected to the left and right iliac bones. These joints are called the sacroiliac (SI) joints. They connect your pelvis to your spine. If you are experiencing back pain in this area, it could be due to wear and tear damage to the SI joints. These joints are responsible for holding up a great deal of weight when you stand, which can contribute to cartilage deterioration and arthritis over time.
SI joint dysfunction can also occur with pregnancy. The hormonal changes associated with pregnancy cause the relaxation of the ligaments in preparation for giving birth. Although the SI joints normally do not normally move very far, these changes can increase their range of motion. Plus, pregnancy lends itself to a change in walking pattern, which further stresses the SI joints. These factors lead to the possibility of greater wear and tear damage, and the back pain associated with it.
SpineOne is a leader in providing innovative spinal care to patients of Colorado. If you suffer from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, our team of back specialists can help restore you to health. Please call us today at (888) 721-0459 to schedule an appointment with a back specialist.