This is the second of our ongoing blog series on chiropractic care for pregnant moms. In the previous blog, we talked about how chiropractic care can impact women who are trying to conceive. Whether you are conceiving naturally or through fertility treatments, chiropractic care can support and aid this process by encouraging good spinal and central nervous system health, as well as reproductive well-being.
We’re sure you’ve heard the term ‘slipped disc’ before and if you suffer from back problems, you might be wondering if this term applies to you.
All this month, we’re blogging about specific spinal disorders like Sciatica and Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction. Now, we’re tackling the topic of slipped discs, one of the most common complaints among those who suffer with back trouble.
This is the second in our three-part series on specific spinal ailments. In our last series, you learned about Sciatica. In this installment, let’s talk about Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.
Sacroiliac (say-kro-ill-ee-ak) sounds like a mouthful! Your sacroiliac joint is also referred to as your ‘SI’ by chiropractors and it’s the joint that connects your hips to the sacrum, or the triangular bone between your tailbone and lumbar spine. Your sacroiliac joint absorbs shock between your hips and your upper body. The SI joint itself doesn’t move very much, although small movements help to absorb shock as well as ease of movement with forward and backward bending. It is surrounded by several ligaments, which supports the joint.
One of the more common complaints we see in women ages 30 and up, are hip issues. The hip is connected to the spine, and often a problem will manifest higher in the spine but be the result of issues that begin at the hip. SI Joint Dysfunction is a common problem for women who are at or past, child-bearing age.