Living With Sacroiliitis

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Living With Sacroiliitis

I had a question the other day about sacroiliitis.

Sacroiliitis is also called sacroiliac joint dysfunction and is an inflammation of one or both of your sacroiliac joints (where your lower spine and pelvis connect).

Sacroiliitis can cause pain in your buttocks or lower back, and may even extend down one or both legs.

The pain associated with sacroiliitis is often aggravated by prolonged standing or by stair climbing.

Sacroiliitis can be difficult to diagnose, because it can be mistaken for other causes of low back pain.

It’s been linked to a group of diseases that cause inflammatory arthritis of the spine.

Treatment of sacroiliitis may involve a combination of rest, physical therapy and medications.

Sacroiliitis pain can be aggravated by:

>Prolonged standing

>Bearing more weight on one leg than the other

>Stair climbing


>Taking large strides

A wide range of factors or events may cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction, including:

>Traumatic injury.  A sudden impact, like a motor vehicle accident or a fall, can damage your sacroiliac joints.

>Arthritis.  Wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis) can occur in sacroiliac joints, as can ankylosing spondylitis.

>Pregnancy.  The sacroiliac joints must loosen and stretch to accommodate childbirth.  The added weight and altered gait during pregnancy can cause additional stress on these joints and can lead to abnormal wear.

>Infection.  In rare cases, your sacroiliac joint can become infected.

Sacroiliitis may be part of an inflammatory arthritic condition known as ankylosing spondylitis.

Complications of this condition can be very serious, including difficulty breathing, spine deformities, lung infections and heart problems.

To deal with sacroilitis it’s helpful to:

*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water every day to hydrate  your cells.

*Discover and avoid triggers.

*Exercise regularly, but start slow.

*Breathe deeply to oxygenate cells.

*Alfalfa is extremely helpful for inflammation; take throughout the day; try as a tea.

*EFAs (Omega 3, flaxseed oil, fish oil) help lubricate joints and decrease inflammation.

*Avoid nightshade vegetables, like peppers, tomato, eggplant, and potato.

*Try Epsom salt baths.

*Consider hydrotherapy.

*Try hot castor oil packs (apply white cotton dipped in warmed castor oil, cover with plastic wrap, cover with heating pad if desired for up to 2 hours).

*Maintain a healthy weight.

*Test for heavy metal toxicity.

*Try Kombucha Tea.

*Ensure proper footwear.

*Fresh, raw pineapple and papaya contain bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme.

*Consider liver support and/or a liver cleanse.

*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners because they are neurotoxins.

*EZ-Gest between meals may be helpful to ease inflammation.

*Have chiropractic or osteopathic evaluation/treatment.


It’s essential to use:  Vita-Lea, Protein, Pain Relief Complex, Joint Health Complex, Alfalfa, B-Complex, OmegaGuard, Calcium/Magnesium.

It’s important to use:  Vitamin D, Vivix, Optiflora, Vitamin C, VitalMag, Zinc, CarotoMax and/or FlavoMax.

It’s beneficial to use:  Stress Relief Complex, Gentle Sleep Complex, DTX, Herb-Lax, EZ-Gest (between meals), Joint and Muscle Pain Cream, Performance (maintain electrolytes).

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PS:  If you have any questions about sacroiliitis, and would like to know how supplements can help, give us a call at 715-431-0657.  We’re here to help.



  • Phyllis Kennedy

    Reply Reply June 1, 2014

    Lenay, I spoke with you on Friday about kidney stones and I wish you would remind me why protein is important .
    Thank you, Phyllis

    • dickandlenay

      Reply Reply June 1, 2014

      Hi Phyllis, protein is vital. The word itself means “of first importance.” Protein is the basic building block for everything in your body. Your digestive system breaks down dietary protein and then uses it to create or grow everything in your body. You need a strong, healthy digestive system to efficiently use dietary protein. But people who count red meat, chicken, and dairy products alone as their protein source aren’t always getting the right kind of protein, especially if they aren’t eating organic. Nonorganic red meat, chicken and dairy contain high levels of fat, antibiotics, hormones, additives, preservatives, pesticides, nitrates, flavors, stabilizers and a lot of other detrimental things, thereby increasing the workload of everything else in your body. This is why I always recommend vita-lea and protein as essential basics of getting healthy. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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