Doctors for Sacroiliac Joint Pain in Old Thevara Road, Kochi
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SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN
Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is thought to cause low back and/or leg pain. The leg pain can be particularly difficult, and may feel similar to sciatica or pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation. While it is not clear how the pain is caused, it is thought that an alteration in the normal joint motion may be the culprit that causes sacroiliac pain. This source of pain can be caused by either:
• to much movement (hypermobility or instability): The pain is typically felt in the lower back and/or hip and may radiate into groin area.
• to little movement (hypomobility or fixation): The pain is typically felt on one side of the low back or buttocks, and can radiate down the leg.
HOW IS SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN DIAGNOSED?
The first step in diagnosis is typically a thorough history and physical examination by a physician. A sacroiliac joint injection, sometimes called a sacroiliac joint block, can be a useful diagnostic test. In this test, a physician uses fluoroscopic guidance (live X-ray) and inserts a needle into the sacroiliac joint to inject lidocaine (a numbing solution).
HOW IS SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN TREATED?
Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Pain are ice, heat and rest, which is nothing but application of ice packs, hot packs and resting the knee. Pain medications also may be given to reduce swelling and inflammation. Chiropractic manipulations also help reduce pain and improve mobility of the joint
DID YOU KNOW?
Several different types of doctors may treat SI joint pain. Rheumatologists are experts in treating SI joint pain caused by inflammatory arthritis such as ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout, as well as SI joint pain from other causes. Obstetricians often treat sacroiliac joint pain caused by pregnancy. Internists, general practitioners, family medicine doctors, and pain-management specialists all can treat SI joint dysfunction.