Duration of an ISG blockade


An SI joint blockage is a blockage of the sacroiliac joint (sacroiliac joint, sacrum-iliac joint), which is located at the lower end of the spine and is formed by the sacrum and iliac bone (pelvic vane).

The duration of such a blockage depends on whether it is an acute or a chronic blockage.

An acute SI joint blockage can usually be treated relatively quickly through exercise and physiotherapy. The symptoms can improve after a few days.

In severe or chronic cases, physiotherapy or treatment by an osteopath is also necessary. The duration can then be very different and individually different. It ranges from a few days to several weeks or months.

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Duration of the entire illness

Tension or jerky movements can block the ISG. If the back pain does not get better, you should see your family doctor. He can determine the exact location and cause of the blockage and prescribe a suitable therapy. A physiotherapist or osteopath can clear the blockage with specific movements. Special exercises and physiotherapy alleviate the symptoms quickly and after a few days the person affected can notice a significant improvement

In order to keep the duration of the entire illness as short as possible, it is important that the cause is recognized in good time and the blockage is resolved. Often the joint will suddenly adjust itself due to an unfamiliar movement and the pain will have disappeared. An SIJ blockade is problematic if it is not treated in time and the pain persists over a longer period of time, i.e. it becomes chronic.

Due to the constant complaints, the patient usually takes a relieving posture. This initially relieves the pain, but the relieving posture tenses the muscles even more and the pain gets worse again, which significantly increases the duration of the illness.

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Length of sick leave

The length of the sick leave depends on how severe the blockage is and how well the patient responds to treatment. Even after an acute blockage has been released, the muscles, ligaments and nerves in the affected area may still be irritated, but the acute pain has disappeared.

In the case of an acute SI joint blockade, the patient is usually on sick leave for a week, but in individual cases a longer sick leave is also possible.

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Duration of therapy

In therapy for a blocked sacroiliac joint, the painful region is treated with heat for a few days: hot water bottles, hot baths or irradiation with an infrared lamp help loosen the muscles and release the blockage.

In the case of more severe complaints, heat therapy and exercise alone are not enough. In such cases, the doctor can infiltrate the blocked joint. Three to four syringes with painkillers are injected locally into the joint every week. After just one or two injections, you will see rapid improvement in most cases.

Duration of osteopathy

The blocked IS joint is loosened by osteopathy and the tilted joint surfaces are treated.

The osteopath can localize the blockage with his hands and treat it with targeted movements. The aim of the therapy is to increase the mobility of the joint and thus permanently loosen the blockage. For the majority of patients, one session is often enough to release the acute block and relieve the pain.

Duration of the release of an ISG blockade

An acute blockage of the SI joint can be solved relatively easily and quickly by a physiotherapist or osteopath and an improvement occurs quickly after the treatment. Nevertheless, it is advisable to do further physiotherapy in order to avoid any relapses.

Insufficiently developed muscles and weak ligaments in the pelvic area are often the cause of an ISG blockage. For this reason, it is important to strengthen these structures in order to remain permanently symptom-free.

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