Iliolumbar Ligament Sprain Treatment

An Iliolumbar Ligament sprain is caused by overstretching the ligament, which is found along the back of the pelvis to the lowest vertebra in your spine.

At Vitalis Physiotherapy, our specialised treatment aims to:

What is an Iliolumbar Ligament Sprain?

The iliolumbar ligament is a band of connective tissue which connects your pelvis to your spine. It plays a crucial role in spinal support and controlled bodily movement. A sprain involves a stretching of the ligament, causing severe pain and limited movement of the spine. Pain is most often felt during activity, and after periods of prolonged sitting or standing.

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What are the causes?

An iliolumbar ligament sprain can have a number of causes which inflame or tear the tissue. These may include:

  • Forceful movements – bending, twisting, arching or reaching
  • Direct trauma (e.g., a fall)
  • Prolonged or high contact physical activity

Pain can be felt in the mid to lower back (thoracic & lumbar spine) and pelvic area.

What are the symptoms?

  • Lower back pain (sometimes on one side of the spine)
  • Referred pain in the pelvic area
  • Reduced range of movement
  • Muscle stiffness, weakness and/or numbness
  • Inflammation and/or swelling in the lumbar or pelvic region
  • Muscle spasms
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Treatment for Iliolumbar Ligament Sprain

Like many back conditions, acute iliolumbar ligament strains can worsen without proper treatment and management. If aggravated, the sprain can lead to disc herniation. Similarly, ignoring or continuing with activities despite suspecting or having the sprain increases both pain and recovery time. In general, with proper treatment, the condition may only last for a few weeks without the risk of developing into a chronic issue.

At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we assess and treat iliolumbar ligament sprains through a specific treatment plan tailored to your recovery needs. This can be through:

  • Soft tissue mobilisations (massage)
  • Cores strengthening techniques
  • Movement and Balance exercises
  • Home exercise and self-management techniques
  • Joint mobilisation (after prolonged treatment)
  • Heat therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Taping
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Graded Exposure to load program

The physiotherapist may also advise you to rest, ice the area and recommend medication which may relieve pain.

How to book an appointment?

If you have an iliolumbar ligament sprain, or you’re looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, our physios at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess your condition to tailor a unique rehabilitation plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.

All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.

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Are you in pain caused by iliolumbar ligament sprains? Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy now to book in your treatment.

Call our friendly team on 0410 559 856. We’d love to help.

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