Today our clinic has studied about the Sacroiliac Joint (SI joint) and sacral spine examination. SI joint is the joint between the sacrum and the ilium bones of the pelvis, which are connected by strong ligaments. SI joint is the weight bearing joint, these joint distribute weight from the spine to the lower extremities through the hip joint. SI joint is also one of the main source of lower back pain which is often under-diagnosed and contribute from other source such as hip and spine. Patient experiencing lower back pain can spend month or even year in treatment without the correct diagnosis.

Symptoms of SI Joint Dysfunction

  • Lower back pain
  • Buttlock pain
  • Pain in the back of the thigh
  • Knee pain
  • Groin pain
  • Difficulty and discomfort while sitting

Main Causes of SI Joint Pain

  • Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Mechanical Dysfunction
  • SI joint infection
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Stress fracture of the Sacrum
With this knowledge in mind, we also practice some sacral spine special tests such as:

  • Gillet Test
    we use this test to find SI joint blocking or Dysfunction
  • SI Joint Stress Test
    we use this test to find pain associated with Anterior SI ligament sprain
  • Compression Provocation Test
    we use this test to find SI joint pathology involving Posterior SI ligament
  • SI Joint Stress Test 3
    we use this test to find SI joint distraction or gapping
  • Sacral Thrust Provocation Test
    we use this test to find  SI joint pathology
  • Squish Test
    we use this test to assess the stability of the Posterior SI ligament
  • Yeoman Test
    we use this test to find Anterior SI ligament pathology
  • Gaenslen Test
    we use this test to find pain associated with SI joint dysfunction
  • Faber Test
    we use this test to find Iliopsoas, SI or Hip joint abnormalities
  • Long-Sitting Test
    we use this test to measuring the position of leg length

Our clinic will make sure that our patient will receive the best treatment. Feel free to make an appointment through Our Booking App, or contact us through any of the channels listed on our Prices and Booking page. We are happy to answers your questions and will get back to you as soon as we can.

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