How are sacroiliac joint injuries prevented?

Updated: Jan 16, 2019
  • Author: Andrew L Sherman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Prevention of lower back injuries, including those to the SIJ, is multifaceted and relies on patient education concerning the back. Excessive lifting with a rotatory component can injure the SIJ in a manner similar to lumbar disk injuries. Using accessory muscles in forceful activities and training them for these activities can prevent injury. Sport-specific training after rehabilitation and before return to play is most important to prevent future injury.


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