Low back pain can have many origins, and knowing what’s causing the issue can be an important first step in relieving it.

Indeed, sometimes low back pain may have nothing to do with the lumbar spine, but rather be caused by a loss of stability and integrity in the sacroiliac joint.

How can you tell the difference? In the video below, renowned Yoga teacher Donna Farhi discusses the indications of SI joint pain vs. low back pain, and what causes SI joint pain in the first place.

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