Physical exercise is an essential component in the successful treatment of SI joint syndrome. It is important that those affected move a lot, even if it hurts. Physiotherapy is prescribed as well. Using special exercises, the sacroiliac joint is stabilized and relieved during the treatment session.
Furthermore, the doctor can arrange a so-called infiltration therapy. In this treatment, numbing medication, so-called local anesthetics, are injected right where the pain originates. This causes the pain receptors to shut down. Additionally, anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers, such as cortisone can be injected.
Heat treatments such as baths, poultices, heat patches or infrared lamps effectively support therapy. If the back pain is caused by the sciatic nerve, heat treatments to reduce the symptoms are also a good idea.
If the SI joint syndrome has occurred only recently, it can usually be treated well. Treatment will be more difficult if the symptoms have lasted for a longer period or are constantly recurring.
In the case of an SI joint blockage, the joint blockage is loosened through manual therapy performed by a doctor or physiotherapist. This can happen in two ways: via mobilization or manipulation. In the case of mobilization, the affected joint is carefully stretched during physiotherapy to improve its mobility. During manipulation, the blockage is released using a brief application of force on the affected joint by the doctor.