There are many reasons as to why people develop back pain and luckily, conservative treatment can help most all of them. Only in the rarest of instances is surgery needed. The problem with treating back pain is that all too often the practitioner focuses so much on the pain that he/she doesn’t actually address what is causing the pain. We’ve all been guilty of this!
I could write volumes on contributing factors to back pain but this blog was written to address one common problem that we are seeing more and more: a hypermobile sacroiliac joint (SIJ). Now, the naysayer will try to suggest that this does not occur, but with over 18 years of treating sports and back injuries, I can assure you that it does, and it does with frequency. I’ve seen this problem in active kids to my professional athlete clientele base. It is usually not properly diagnosed as few practitioners know how to assess it. Continue Reading →