Stretches that Help with Sacroiliac Joint Pain


What is Sacroiliac Joint Pain?

Sacroiliac Joint Pain is pain felt in the Sacroiliac joint, which rests in between the lower back and buttocks. In other words, Sacroiliac joint pain is pain felt in your low back and butt. As this type of pain is incredibly common for many types of issues, it’s important to get an appropriate diagnosis to ensure that you are treating the correct type of pain. Especially if you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s important to speak with a doctor who works on a lien basis to confirm if it is your sacroiliac joint that has been injured.

We spoke with Dr. Ziyad Alam, DC, from Cedar Pointe Chiropractic Group, our doctor who works on a lien in Riverside and Ontario, about this type of pain. Rather than telling us about stretches that will help relieve this type of pain, Dr. Alam showed us some of these stretches instead.

You can watch it all and follow along here:

Stretches to Relieve Sacroiliac Joint Pain

First, begin in a reverse table-top position with your back on the ground, your hands straight out and up in front of you in the air, and your legs up with your knees flat above you. Stretch one arm directly above your head while keeping it straight, and at the same time, completely straighten out the opposite knee.

Bring them back to position 1 and repeat 6-8 times per side.

Next, squeeze a medicine ball in between your knees while you are in the reverse tabletop position, lying on your back with your knees up in the air. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.

Remember, by stretching, you are increasing the blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen into these areas you are stretching out, which, in turn can help to relieve pain and discomfort. It can also strengthen the area over time. But it’s important to remember that if you feel any pain at all, you should speak with your doctor before continuing to stretch. And if you’ve been injured in a car accident, and that’s why you are feeling this pain, be sure to speak to Dr. Alam or one of our doctors who works on a lien basis.