Who is at risk for SI joint problems?

A person will be considered to be at risk for SI joint problems if:

  • She is a woman. Women have broader pelvises and greater curvature of the lumbar spine that lead to different sacroiliac joint biomechanics.
  • She is pregnant. Often, pregnancy will lead to stretching of the SI ligaments.
  • He/she has had lumbar spine surgery.
  • He/she is smoking.
  • He/she has a poor physical condition.
  • He/she has a positive family history.
  • He/she has occupational exposure to recurrent trauma to the sacroiliac joint.