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    What treatment is there for a sacroiliac joint condition?

    I woke up with severe pain in the lower left side of the back and have developed numbness going down to the knee and bad pain in the knee.
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    Helen Potter

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    As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with extensive experience and highly advanced qualifications, as well as excellent communication skills, I can help you to: Become informed ... View Profile

    The first step is always to get an accurate diagnosis. Is your pain from your spine or the sacroiliac joint?

    The second step is to find out whether the problem is joint stiffness that needs movment or lack of support which needs core strengthening or is it being stirred up by soemthing you are doing at work or the gym?

    Only then can you start discussing treatment options.

    I'd suggest seeing a Musculoskeletal Phyiotherapist in your area for a comprehenisve examination aodn discussion of options.

    Good luck with your quest. Most of these problems are treatable. Helen Potter FACP

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    James is passionate about osteopathy, it’s philosophy and works with facilitating the bodies innate drive for health and balance. He enjoys teaching patients about how ... View Profile

    These symptoms suggest there may be other structures through the low back that may be responsible however, osteopathic treatment is wonderful for sacroilliac complaints. As the sacroillac joint sits in a sling of ligamentous tisse, manual therapy techniques addressed to these structures as well as treatment through the lower limb, hip and low back can aid in reducing the strain through this structure. Often stability can be a big issue through this area as the sacroilliac joint bears load during the gait cycle, so some strengthening work and functional movements can help to support the joint.

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