SI Joint is where the sacrum and the ilium bones meet. There is a difference in having pain there or having general low back pain. One way to test whether it is SI Joint pain vs general low back pain is to first pin point where the joint is. Lay on your stomach and put your hands by your chest. Then, try propping up on your elbows or lightly pushing your palms into the ground and lifting your chest. If you feel pain increase then, you mostly likely have joint pain or dysfunction. You might even start to feel the pain increase when you first lay down. If you can pinpoint that pain then, do not go any further.
In the link below, our Physical Therapist Chad Clark demonstrates a couple quick stretches and exercises you can do to decrease that pain. These exercises include single leg balance, split stance stretch for the hip flexors, and using different height levels below the feet. The different levels below the feet use gravity to release the tension in the joints. If you do not feel comfortable trying these at home, please give us a call 719-565-6678 so we can get you the treatment you need.