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What is the SI joint?

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Its full name is the sacroiliac joint. There are two of them in your lower back, and they sit on each side of your spine. Their main job is to carry the weight of your upper body when you stand or walk and shift that load to your legs.

SOURCES:

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

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

UCLA Spine Center: "Sacroilac Joint Disease."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 7, 2019

SOURCES:

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

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

UCLA Spine Center: "Sacroilac Joint Disease."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 7, 2019

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