Why do I get pain in my lower back? More specifically why do I get pain in my SI joint? This is probably one of the most common questions that I receive. You can find the SI pint by following the iliac crest towards the back to the sacrum, where they two meet is the SI joint.

Common pain patterns and referral patterns include the deep fibers of the QL(quadratus lumborum), glute medius, glute Maximus, and deep rotating and supporting muscles of the spine. The best way to find these patterns in through testing and palpation or the muscles to find the associated trigger points. Remember this testing needs to be performed by a qualified and licensed individual and trigger points require touch within millimeters to make the positive difference and reinforcement.

Here’s an image that can help you perhaps find your own pain patterns.