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These accessory movements of the sacroiliac joint are not under voluntary control; they are necessary, however, for full painless function of the joint and full range-of-motion of the joint. Sacroiliac Joint dysfunction signifies a loss of JOINT PLAY movement. The existence of joint play movement is necessary for pain free voluntary movement to occur. If the JOINT PLAY movement is found to be absent, this movement must be freed before functional voluntary movement can be fully restored. This is best done by skilful manipulation.
In a study of low back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction was found in upwards of 30% of partients. In a study of low back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction was found in upwards of 30% of partients. 1 Sadly, many patients with SI joint pain may spend months or years without a correct diagnosis. That’s because sacroiliac joint dysfunction is sometimes difficult to diagnose. Since the SI joints are so close to the hip bones and lumbar spine (low back), it’s common for SI joint dysfunction to be mistaken for other causes of low back pain, such as a herniated or bulging disc.