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What does the pain from your SI joint feel like?

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SI joint pain could be a dull or sharp. It starts at your SI joint, but it can move to your buttocks, thighs, groin, or upper back.

Sometimes, standing up triggers the pain, and a lot of times you feel it only on one side of your lower back. You may notice that it bothers you more in the morning and gets better during the day.

It's more common than you might think. About 15%-30% of people who hurt like this have a problem with the SI joint.

SOURCES:

Laslett, M. , March 2008. Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy

Cohen, S. , January 2013. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

UCLA Spine Center: "Sacroilac Joint Disease."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Laslett, M. , March 2008. Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy

Cohen, S. , January 2013. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

UCLA Spine Center: "Sacroilac Joint Disease."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 21, 2017

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