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How to Improve Pelvic Alignment to Relieve SacroIliac SI and Back Pain

Updated: Feb 6


Here are the two most common pelvic obliquities we see in the clinic. You will find out how diagnose and treat both of them on your own. Afterwards you should feel improvement in your SI and/or back pain.


Anterior Innominate

The most common pelvic dysfunction is an anterior innominate. If you already know what side of your pelvis moves forward, then the hard part is already done for you. If you need to find out for yourself, lay down on your back and find these points on your body. They are the points that stick out the most. If you try to find them in standing a leg length discrepancy may throw your results off.


Proper pelvic alignment
Proper Pelvic Alignment

Whatever side is lower is the side that is anterior or forward. That is the side that you will bend your knee up and place your foot on to the opposite limbs thigh. Then at the same time lift the straight leg up while your foot is pushing down on to your thigh. Meet with equal and opposing forces as shown in the picture.



Hip Flexor MET
Hip Flexor MET

Upslip


In other cases, if you found that one side is lower, it could mean the opposite side of the entire pelvis has slipped up. Usually this is more painful and harder to correct on your own. You can start by sitting on the side that is lower only. The point is marked in the picture.



Ischial Tuberosity
Ischial Tuberosity

Let gravity drop the opposite side pelvis down and you can apply some pushing force down on the top of pelvis as shown



Self Upslip Correction
Self Upslip Correction

If you have another person to help you, I would try this next technique out first. Lay on your back, have another person steadily pull on the leg (side that the pelvis is higher). Resist against his pull for 5 sec and then relax for 10 sec. Repeat until the pelvis is corrected. See below


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Manual Upslip Manipulation/Mobilization
Manual Upslip Manipulation/Mobilization

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