One of the primary roles of the SI joint is to help maintain pelvic stability. The SI joints are surrounded by tough, fibrous ligaments. But if one or more of your SI joint ligaments become strained, you’re likely to feel pain directly over the SI joint.
When they get strained repetitively, these ligaments can lose some of their structural integrity, making your SI joints more prone to subluxate. Since the two joints work in unison, if one of the SI joints becomes unstable, the other joint can become restricted. Regular help from MMT professionals may be needed to maintain a proper balance between mobility and stability.
Alignment of the spine is dependent on the function of the SI joints. When an SI joint is improperly positioned, it is possible that the sacrum is also out of its normal position. When this happens, the lower lumbar vertebrae can subluxate, leading to a greater chance of an abnormal lumbar curve and appearing as conditions like scoliosis and hyper- or hypo-lordosis.
Any time the spinal curves are altered, it leaves you vulnerable to painful conditions in the lower back, such as facet irritation, disc herniation or muscle strain. To find a MMT practitioner near you, visit http://mechanicalmotiontherapy.com/.