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What is your sacroiliac joint?

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You have two sacroiliac joints. They connect your pelvis with the lower part of your spine. Most joints, like the knee and hip, have a wide range of movement, but the sacroiliac rotates and tilts only slightly. That lets it do its main job: to stabilize and support your pelvis, help to send the weight of your upper body to your legs, and act as a shock absorber when you walk or run.

From: What Is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Uptodate: "Musculoskeletal examination of the hip and groin."

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

Cohen, S. , published online Jan. 9, 2014. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

Steven Cohen, MD, professor of anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; director, pain research, Walter Reed Hospital, Bethesda, MD.

Uptodate: "Evaluation of low back pain in adults.”

Chou, L. March 2004. Pain Medicine,

Tuite, M. , 2008. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology

Chris Cornett, MD, medical director of physical and occupational therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Vanelderen, P. , September-October 2010. Pain Practice

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

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