If so, what did you do to deal with it?
I've been doing acupuncture and have some success with it. What I want to do is weighttraining to fix it though.
If there is physical displacement/shifting of the sacrum, or possibly anterior or posterior locking of the pelvis they should be put back in place. You can see a chiropractor to get evaluated for this.
While it isn't a bad idea to stretch as things can have some relief, it likely will not correct the rotation or anterior/posterior positioning to make things as symmetrical as possible. In addition, the mucles and tendon attachments will have stress taken off of the by a. nerve conduction improvement sending the right signals and b. physically allowing the muscles to no longer be stretched.
Best of luck.
Kway - I have had it put back into place. I actually had a shelf once, and that was very painful. Now it seems that it swells/inflames too easily at times.I just mean stretching your quads, hip flexors and psoas. Anything that feels like it's opening up the front of your hips.
Omo, what do you mean by stretching the front?
judoblackbelt - I always believe in PT to learn the basic exercises to strengthen the muscles of the hip/lower back/glutes/IT band. In conjunction with this my chiropractor adjustments since usually one leg is longer than the other. I only believe in NUCCA or QSM3(progressive NUCCA) chiropractors. They have fixed my SI joint issues 100%. But I have to go back every 2-3 weeks to keep my adjustment. So rehab and chiropractic care is my answer.
I'm glad NUCCA works for you. I think it's a great technique, but I know plenty of people who haven't responded to it...either way the upper cervical spine shouldn't be ignored as it can play a vital role in unlocking the rest of the spinal column.
omoplautistic - A lot of hip/SI/low back pain especially in bjj comes from the fact that we're always balling up, and contracting inward (sitting in an office chair all day has a similar effect actually) and our hip flexors and psoas get adaptively short.
So you gotta stretch out the front to take the stress of the back.
correct! i just spent 5 months on the bench with a disc issue (s1-l5 so same area).
now i unwind, lengthen, mobilize and strengthen my spine everyday with kettlebell swings, yoga, deadlifts etc and feel better then before i got hurt.
gotta gotta do conditioning if you want your body to last training 5 days a week
go get some sports physio and yoga. practice proper posture constantly
lach - How do you know its SIJ pain?
A lot of people think they have SIJ pain because the pain is located around the SIJ, but except for post partum women whose SIJ ligements get loose, its usually the lower back that is the source. There are a series of 5 tests that a good doc/physio can do that can help to rule in or out SIJ pain, but no point explaining them over the net.
In regards to whether there is a physical displacement of the sacrum, subluxation, or anterior rotation of the sacrum, have you been in a car accident? The forces of daily living, or jiu jitsu are in no way surmountable to sublux the SIJ. The SIJ moves only a few millimeters so anyone who really thinks they can feel a subluxed SIJ is either lying to themselves, or to you.
Here is a nice summary, written by a physio, on how to assess the SIJ. http://thesportsphysio.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/whats-the-best-way-to-reliably-assess-the-sacroiliac-joint/
While I agree with you on getting it properly evaluated to determine the source, I disagree with the opinion of that physiotherapist entirely.
BJJ absolutely has the potential of subluxating the SI joint. While it would likely be from a serious takedown(e.g. judo throw), there are many positions and submissions that could stress the joint to the point it stays out.
Not trying to be a dick, just pointing out the real life possibility of this occuring,
FatBuddha - prolotherapy + PT did wonders for me