Sacroiliac Joint Pain or an SI joint pain is a condition in which there is lower back or leg pain due to dysfunction of the Sacroiliac Joint. Common occurrence of pain due to SI joint dysfunction is when a person stands from the sitting position. Symptoms are:
• Dull or sharp pain at the SI joint
• Pain that moves from SI joint to legs, thighs, buttocks and upper back
• Sharp pain when changing position
HOW IS SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Pain are based on the symptoms and complete physical examination. The Orthopaedician conducts a complete physical examination to confirm if the SI joint is the source of pain. A sacroiliac joint injection also known as a sacroiliac joint block is a useful diagnostic tool. A fluoroscopic guidance is used in this test.
HOW IS SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN TREATED?
Treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SI joint pain) are usually conservative (meaning non-surgical) and focus on trying to restore normal motion in the joint. Typical treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction include:
• Ice, heat, and rest
• Chiropractic manipulations
• Supports or braces
• Physical therapy and exercise
• Sacroiliac joint injections
DID YOU KNOW?
Though not severe, this problem does tend to get worse with time.