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Doctor insights on: Sacroiliac Pain Yoga

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Will lifting weights help decrease sacroiliac pain?

Will lifting weights help decrease sacroiliac pain?

Possibly: General weight training and core strengthening can certainly help with pain in the sacroiliac joint area.

On the other hand, it may worsen the pain. Regardless, it likely won't harm the joint.

If the pain doesn't get better or worsens, you really need to see a physiatrist or other musculoskeletal/spine specialist. There are certain conditions a rheumatologist can manage for sacroiliac joint pa. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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What are causes of sacroiliac pain?

What are causes of sacroiliac pain?

Varies: 1) sacroiliitis from seronegative spondyloarthropathy. See a rheumatologist

2) arthritis: a steroid injection into the lower joint by an interventional spine specialist. Radiofrequency ablation can cause much longer relief.

3) lax ligament or pelvic imbalances or uneven leg length. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac pain - how long does it usually last?

Sacroiliac pain - how long does it usually last?

Varies: Sacroiliac joint pain lasts until it's fixed, and this depends on the cause.

Simple arthritic si joint pain can be helped with steroid injections into the joint, and much longer with radiofrequency ablation of the medial and lateral branch nerves.

Best to see a physiatrist or other spine specialist, or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac pain are any new studies being done?

Sacroiliac pain are any new studies being done?

There are no new: Ones but standard testing after beginning with a complete history and physical exam with appropriate blood work, plain radiographs, mri, ct and possibly bone scan as well as diagnostic blocks for diagnosis and to rule out other possible causes such as hip or spine pathology or intrapelvic issues. ...Read more

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Does someone have a real problem: sacroiliac pain?

Yea: It can be a source of pain in people with certain rheumatologic diseases as this is a synovial lined joint. It can also be affected. In people who have had unstable fractures to their pelvis. It is rare to be a primary source of back pain. Back pain often refers to the sacroiliac regions. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for sacroiliac pain?

The best treatment: Is the one that fixes the underlying cause. In the case of sacroiliac joint dysfunction the underlying cause is pelvic imbalance due to either unequal spasm of psoas muscle, short leg syndrome, bad chair at work or car seat. Arthritis in this joint can cause pain, but usually not in your age group. See a good osteopathic physician or a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What do I do for extreme hip and sacroiliac pain?

What do I do for extreme hip and sacroiliac pain?

Depends: Depends what you mean by "hip". Posterior hip pain can be from the musculature in the buttock or may be the hip joint itself.

Sacroiliac joint pain can respond very well to a steroid injection or even radiofrequency ablation.

A spine specialist can determine where the pain is coming from; a rheumatologist may be needed too. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best remedy for sacroiliac pain (lower back)?

Please advise what is the best remedy for sacroiliac pain (lower back)?

Exercise: Stretching/strengthening this joint and its ligaments is the best options currently. However if it still persists you may need to be seen by a spine specialist. In our experience, the si joint is typically not the first problem that needs to be addressed. Often the facet joints and herniated disks tend to be a primary issue first that can help this pain issue. ...Read more

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Would lifting weights and other upper back strengthening exercises help with sacroiliac pain?

Would lifting weights and other upper back strengthening exercises help with sacroiliac pain?

Upper back exercises: Will not benefit sciatic pain unless, like bench press, you are increasing your core strength as well. ...Read more

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Could sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?

Could sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?

Not typically: I've never heard of a case of sacroiliac joint pain referring to the lower abdomen. The best way to find out is to get the joint injected under x-ray with steroid and numbing medicine and see if the lower abdomen pain goes away too. Better yet, you can just get the L5 dorsal prim ramus, and s1, s2, (racepinephrine) s3 lateral branch nerves numbed up. An interventional spine specialist will know what this means. ...Read more

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Is it common for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

No: Si joint pain is usually localized to that side of the lower back and buttock with some radiaion into the upper leg/groin if it occurs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

Is it normal for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

Sacroiliac pain: Sacroiliac pain does not radiate to the abdomen- you must consider another possibility and also ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

Is it possible for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

Not typical: Back of thighs yes tailbone yes. Lumborum spams can wrap around to sides and to front discovhenic psin can produce si pain and lower sbdominal pain. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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Can sacroiliac pain be in groin and upper thigh on both sides?

Yes but: Typically, this pain is localized in the posterior buttock region & can refer down to the upper back part of your thighs & sometimes into the groin but this could be hip joint pain if in groins & the front of your thighs. Other spinal regions that refer to the groin are the facet joints at l5-s1 & a high level disc problem like l1-2 level. If the pain is restricting your activities get evaluated. ...Read more

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How can yoga help you?

How can yoga help you?

Flexiblity, focus: Properly executed yoga can be a good way to gently stretch and strenghten muscles. It also can be mentally and physically relaxing. You can control the intensity of the pose as well, which can be a safeguard to injury. A qualified instructor is important at first. ...Read more

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Any tips for yoga at home?

Any tips for yoga at home?

Start slow: Start slow with basic positions, stretch well and have fun. ...Read more

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Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Several: There are several. Research and find the one that most fits your physical abilities. ...Read more

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How important is it to do yoga?

How important is it to do yoga?

Helpful: It's very helpful both physically and mentally. ...Read more

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Could yoga help you get taller?

Could yoga help you get taller?

You may be: More erect due to improved posture (but it won't make you actually grow taller). ...Read more

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Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #12: Lessens inflammation. Chronic inflammation is linked with multiple health issues. Regular yoga practice, studies showed, tends to lower levels of cytokine associated with this. ...Read more

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How beneficial is yoga for your health?

How beneficial is yoga for your health?

Several ways: It provides for flexibility and core strengthening and if done right, meditation. ...Read more

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What can yoga and qigong have in common?

What can yoga and qigong have in common?

Eastern origins!: Yoga is traced back to ancient hindu philosophy, observation and theories of energy distribution in the body in india and qi gong, derives from ancient chinese philosophy, observation and theories about energy and it's distribution in the body. Both are considered 'alternative' perspectives to the western or greco-roman approach to these things so it's good have a liberal arts education 4 medicine. ...Read more

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What is yoga good for? & is it effective?

What is yoga good for? & is it effective?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #17: Eases cancer recovery. According to one study, breast cancer patients who practiced yoga for up to three hours a week while undergoing radiation had a greater reduction in stress hormones than did patients who simply stretched or did neither. Ref. AARP, 5/2017. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people do yoga?

What are the reasons that people do yoga?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #21: Controls diabetes. Men with type 2 diabetes who practiced yoga for six months saw a substantial decrease in their blood glucose levels, a new study found. Ref: AARP, 5/2017 ...Read more

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Yoga for beginners. What do you recommend?

Yoga for beginners. What do you recommend?

Gentle: Take a gentle beginners yoga class near your home. Usually hatha yoga is quite gentle. Don't compete with anyone in the class. Often more advanced students take beginners classes to do more yoga. Just do what you can in class and don't worry about anyone else. ...Read more

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Is it good to do yoga or need to be guided?

Is it good to do yoga or need to be guided?

Class at first: As with most skills, learning from a good teacher helps considerably. Check and see if there are classes. Usually it realy is good for most people ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: yoga?

What is the definition or description of: yoga?

Body and mind: The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also called self-transcendence or enlightenment. ...Read more