Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJD) is a musculoskeletal problem that may account for up to 30% of lower back pain. SI joint pain is typically located in a focal area at or around the PSIS (Posterior Superior Iliac Spine) at the attachment of the long dorsal ligament on the sacrum (tailbone). SIJD is either the result of hypermobility (too much motion) or hypomobility (too little motion or compression).
Functional Dry Needling is a technique used by Physical Therapists to speed healing, relieve pain by decreasing muscle hypertonicity, increasing joint range of motion, and correcting movement dysfunction through releasing a trigger point adhesion. Dry needling creates a twitch response which is a localized, reflexive response of a dysfunctional area. This twitch response returns the muscle to a normal state by releasing inflammatory chemicals from the trigger point and restoring blood flow to the area.