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sacrum low back pain

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They are also triangular, while the central portion of the sacrum is turned backward to allow more space in the pelvic cavity. Typically, there are nine discrete segments of the sacral vertebrae in early development. Five of these segments usually form the sacrum and sacral vertebrae, while the other four become the coccyx. Essentially, the orientation of the sacrum and its corresponding sacral vertebrae are partially responsible for how humans walk. If the sacrum were turned at a different orientation, bipedal motion would not be possible. Even a slight change to the orientation of the sacrum and corresponding sacroiliac joints would result in a vastly different walking motion.
Due to their orientation in articulation with the ilium (hip bone), the sacral vertebrae are susceptible to sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SJD). In SJD patients, pain is usually more prominent on one side of the lower back, though it may radiate down one leg or the other. Though the precise cause of sacroiliac joint dysfunction may be difficult to pinpoint, typically SJD is caused by either 1) overworking the sacroiliac joints, such as in labor or hard exercise or 2) too little physical activity. These problems (hypermobility and hypomobility, respectively) can also cause problems in other parts of the spinal column and other regions of the body. Hypermobility tends to degrade the sacroiliac joints through increased wear, load-bearing, and stress, while hypomobility can deny the joints nutrition by reducing regular access to oxygen.
Care for the sacroiliac joints echoes care for the rest of the spinal column and the body in general—regular exercise, rest, healthy dieting, and weight management. Maintaining a healthy body weight can reduce the chances of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, while regular exercise helps expose sacroiliac joints to increased levels of oxygen and nutrition.

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