Sacroiliac Joint Pain is an inflammation of one or both of your sacroiliac joints, situated where lower spine and pelvis connect. It can cause pain in buttocks or lower back, and can extend down one or both legs. Prolonged standing or stair climbing can worsen the pain.It's been linked to a group of diseases that cause inflammatory arthritis of the spine.
HOW IS SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN DIAGNOSED?
A variety of diagnostic tests may help determine whether the SI joint is a source of your symptoms.
SI Joint Exam
Diagnosis to rule out other sources of pain
Diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI)
Diagnostic injections of the SI joint
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?
Sacroiliac joint pain can be experienced by women when they are in the later stages of pregnancy.