Sacroiliitis and Chiropractic

Understanding Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis is a painful condition affecting one or both sacroiliac joints, which sit where the lower spine and pelvis meet. The symptoms include pain and stiffness in the buttocks, lower back, and sometimes radiating down the legs.

Chiropractic Strategies for Sacroiliitis

  1. Spinal Alignment:
    • Adjustments: Chiropractors focus on aligning the spine to reduce stress on the sacroiliac joints.
    • Soft Tissue Techniques: Massage and myofascial release address muscle tension around the affected area.
  2. Pelvic Blocking Techniques:
    • Customized Wedges: Chiropractors use cushioned wedges designed for chiropractic therapy.
    • Placement: These wedges are positioned under each side of the pelvis, drawing the disc away from the affected nerve.
    • Benefit: Pelvic blocking has been proven beneficial in treating herniated discs.
  3. Collaboration with Other Specialists:
    • Chiropractors work alongside physical therapists and acupuncturists to create comprehensive treatment plans.
    • Multidisciplinary care ensures holistic management.

Patient-Centered Care

  1. Individualized Approach:
    • Chiropractors tailor treatment to each patient’s unique needs.
    • Regular evaluations track progress and adjust interventions.
  2. Lifestyle Modifications:
    • Chiropractors educate patients on ergonomic adjustments, exercise routines, and self-care practices.
    • Empowering patients to actively participate in their well-being is essential.


Chiropractic care offers a holistic approach to managing sacroiliitis. By optimizing spinal health, addressing soft tissue tension, and collaborating with other specialists, chiropractors contribute to pain relief and overall well-being.