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Tamworth Osteopaths treat sacroiliac joint inflammation.

Monday, June 14th, 2010

John Williams of Tamworth Osteopaths in Tamworth near Lichfield Staffordshire is often asked about sacroiliac joint problems.  Does physiotherapy from a physiotherapist help, does chiropractic treatment from a chiropractor help or does osteopathy from an osteopath help.  The answer is not the profession but in someone who understands the problem and has a successful record in treating this common condition.

What is the sacroiliac joint?

The sacroiliac joint can be found within the pelvic girdle.  We all have two sacroiliac joints which are positioned between the sacrum and the ilia.

As joints are named where bones meet each other, the sacroiliac joint gets its name from the sacrum (sacro) and Ilium (iliac) which can be found each side of your lower back.

The sacrum is a triangular shaped bone which forms the base of your spine and has 5 fused vertebrae.  The Ilium is a flat irregular shaped bone which is found on both left and right sides. At the front of the pelvic girdle the two ilium bones meet at the pubis symphysis.  At the rear the two ilium bones meet the sacrum at the two sacroiliac joints.

The bones of the pelvic girdle are held together by many ligaments but there is movement which occurs at the sacroiliac joints and the pubis symphysis.  As you can imagine when moving, the pelvic girdle comes under immense strain from the legs, which act like long levers.  The two sacroiliac joints at the back and pubis at the front act like expansion joints and dissipate the forces, allowing the bones of the pelvis to absorb the stress.  Without this the pelvis would fracture.

Sacroiliac Joint Function

The sacroiliac joint allows movement between bones of the pelvic girdle.  The movement is not extensive but enough to release the stress on the pelvis.

The sacrum is alleged to have 3 points of axis which enables it to move like a universal joint.  The adjacent SI Joints absorb this movement and allow the spine and pelvis to operate normally.  As the sacrum is wedged shape being thinner below and wider up above, it is designed to wedge between the 2 Ilias when requiring stability of the pelvis.

We therefore have a joint that needs to be able to lock and also move when required.  Take for example a door which has a function of closing and locking and on occasions when required it opens and swings on its hinges.  When the door is operating correctly everything is fine, but if the door sticks it may not be able to move as it should.  The sacroiliac joint is the same because its function is both to allow movement and when required restrict movement.

The problems occur when function is impaired and the SI sticks and gets jammed.

Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation

Sacroiliac joints seem to be prone to inflammation, either the adjacent ligaments can become stretched and inflamed or the joint itself seems to become painful and show signs of inflammation.  Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint is called “sacroiliitis”.   Inflammation is referred to as “itis” and can be found describing many inflammatory conditions.

It is unclear why inflammation of the SIJ occurs but one theory is that inflammation is triggered when the joint sticks and ligaments are stretched during movement.  It matters not what causes this problem as long as it can be resolved.

Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint inflammation

SIJ symptoms vary in intensity and presentation.  Classic symptoms are:

One sided low back pain (occasionally it can change sides)

Pain when turning in bed

Pain rising from sitting

Pain swinging legs in and out of a car.

Groin pain (which can lead to testicle pain in men)

Radiating pain around the buttock and thigh

Occasionally the SIJ symptoms mimic sciatica which often leads to misdiagnosis.

Treatment of Sacroiliac Joints

Treating the SIJ involves two aspects.  Firstly treating the symptoms of pain and lack of mobility and secondly treating the cause.

Inflammation can be treated with ice and interferential electrotherapy, which is a machine often used by physiotherapists. Massage may make you feel better but will not improve the problem

The cause is more complex and can be from poor biomechanics, twisting and bending, trauma or indeed it can be a leg length difference.  This can cause a misaligned pelvis.

An examination is advised along with a biomechanical assessment to determine causative factors and then treatment can begin.

Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth and Solihull Birmingham have designed a specific treatment regime for problem sacroiliac joints and have success in less than 6 visits normally.

The  website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk shows Tamworth Osteopaths prices information and treatment costs.

Appointments can be made by telephoning 01827 59943

Tamworth Osteopath teams up with a Tamworth Chiropodist

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams has been joined by Chiropodist and Podiatrist Peter Taylor.at the Staffordshire clinic

Peter has joined the team at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate, Tamworth town centre and will be providing footcare services for people in Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Brownhills, Swadlincote, Atherstone, and Measham

Treating common foot complaints such as ingrowing toenails, athletes foot, corns, callus and hard skin, Peter will compliment the existing team of  Tamworth Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Acupuncturists and Sports Massage Therapists.

Atlas provide a range of services to treat back pain, sciatica, trapped nerve, slipped and bulging discs, stiff neck, knee pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow and much more.  The website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk highlights common problems and is worth a visit.

If you need an appointment for either back pain of footcare then contact reception on 01827 59943

Tamworth Osteopath recruits a new female Chartered Physiotherapist

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Tamworth osteopaths Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate Tamworth Staffordshire have secured the services of a new female musculo-skeletal physiotherapist.

Kelly Grove will be joining the Atlas team on June 19th 2010 and will be based at the Tamworth Back Pain Relief Clinic.  Kelly will be treating back pain and sports injuries and providing physiotherapy treatments and sports massage to Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield customers.

Kelly has experience working with Rugby League players from Featherstone Rovers Rugby League team and is currently first team physiotherapist for Birmingham Ladies football team.  Kelly will be adding acupuncture to her list of skills this summer too.

If you wish to find out more about back pain and suitable treatments then visit the website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk or call for an appointment on 01827 59943

Tamworth Osteopath is now open on Saturday mornings

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Tamworth Osteopath John Williams will now be available on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.  John will be taking over from Andy Young a fellow osteopath in Tamworth who is moving over to work at the Hall Green Birmingham Clinic near Solihull.

Osteopath John Williams combines his structural work in osteopathy with cranial osteopathy for babies and children.  

  Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate, Tamworth is where you can find the Atlas Tamworth Osteopaths and they are open from 9am -7 pm Monday to Thursday with an earlier finish at 5 pm on a Friday.

Treating back pain, slipped discs sciatica and trapped nerve symptoms such as pins and needles or tingling, the Tamworth Osteopath can ease your symptoms, restore mobility and offer pain relief.

Atlas have a female acupuncture practitioner and a female osteopath working at the Tamworth clinic. 

If you would like an appointment you can telephone 01827 59943 or view the website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk

Welcome to Atlas Osteopaths Tamworth

Welcome to Atlas Osteopaths Tamworth

Tamworth Osteopaths advertise in Runners World Magazine

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Atlas Osteopaths and Physiotherapists at the Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth can now be found in the Runners World Magazine and Runners World website.

Atlas have been looking after runners from the London Marathon, Lichfield 10K and Birmingham Half Marathon for some time now and it seemed a natural progression to expand operations into the world of running.

Atlas have also launched a new website to support the 2010 Virgin London Marathon runners who are currently on a marathon training programme  www.londonmarathon-runninginjuryclinics.co.uk

The Tamworth Osteopaths at Atlas have also developed a new website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk for information on a variety of conditions and treatments which include back pain, sciatica, trapped nerve, acupuncture, physiotherapy and sports injury treatments

Tamworth Osteopaths look after runners

Tamworth Osteopaths look after runners

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Female acupuncture practitioner Rebecca joins the Tamworth Osteopaths at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in lower gungate Tamworth town centre.

 

Rebecca Richards the Atlas acupuncturist in Tamworth Rebecca Richards the Atlas acupuncturist in Tamworth 

Rebecca is experienced at fertility treatments and has returned back from Spain where she had been working in a Fertility Clinic.

Back pain, depression, stress and anxiety patients are all welcome to have treatment from Rebecca at the Tamworth Clinic.  The Atlas Tamworth Osteopath website can be viewed on www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk

Welcome to Atlas Osteopaths Tamworth

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Atlas Osteopaths can be found at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate Tamworth town centre.  Just opposite the Globe pub and with plenty of car parks close by, the Tamworth back pain clinic will treat patients locally from Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield Birmingham.

Informative articles and news stories from the Atlas team of Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Massage Therapists and Acupuncture practitioners will follow.

Wishing you all a prosperous 2011 from all the team at Atlas.

Back pain explained and treated by Tamworth Osteopath

Back pain explained and treated by Tamworth Osteopath