Sacroiliac Joint Pain: What Will You Do?

spine healthSacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a challenging condition that is often associated with lower back pain.

There are many causes of SI joint pain, including but not limited to the following:

·      Trauma as the result of an accident (such as a car crash)

·      Pregnancy

·      Previous lower back surgery

·      Arthritis

Diagnosing SI joint pain is easier said than done, but it’s typically associated with these symptoms:

·      Problems walking or sitting

·      Groin pain

·      Hip pain

·      Buttock and pelvis pain

·      Lower back pain

While no one wants to come face to face with SI joint pain, there are a variety of treatment options to consider. For example, conservative methods are often recommended at first, including: chiropractic therapy, physical therapy and exercise.

If conservative treatment strategies fall short, surgical intervention is an option. We discuss this in great detail on our website, noting the following:

“Surgical intervention may be considered after non-surgical interventions have failed to provide a significant amount of patient symptom relief.  Sacroiliac joint fusion provides stabilization of the joint and eliminates motion in the joint, typically providing long-term pain relief for patients.”

It’s difficult to understand the finer details of SI joint pain, including the best way to treat the problem.

If you have reason to believe this ailment is slowing you down, contact us to schedule an appointment. We’re more than happy to diagnose your condition and help you decide on the best treatment strategy.