If you’re suffering from pain in the lower back, or in the midline of your tailbone, you may be experiencing sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. This occurs when there is a dysfunction in the movement of one of the joints. Movement of the joint may be extreme, called hypermobility, or the joint may not move enough, called hypomobility. In the case of the latter, your joint may feel as though it is “locked.” The intensity of pain can range from subtle to severe. In the worst cases, patients may feel pain in the buttocks, groin, hip, or through the back of their thigh. Naturally, the pain can worsen with posture or activities that strain the SI joint, including moving from sitting to standing, prolonged bouts of walking or sitting, elliptical type exercises, and inclined walking. You may also experience sacroilitis, or inflammation in your SI joint. In addition, muscle spasms can occur due to inflammation and dysfunction of the SI joint, as there are a large number of muscles that surround it.
Sacroiliac Joint Treatment
Sacroiliac joint fusion can address the pain and discomfort caused by a dysfunction of the joint. When this treatment is employed, the sacroiliac joint is stabilized, helping to treat pain in the leg or back. Recent years have seen a rise in treatment of the SI joint to address lower back pain. Though patients who suffer from SI joint or hip pain can find relief in options like injections and physical therapy, there are some whose symptoms will not improve without surgery.
The sacroiliac joint fusion procedure can utilize a variety of techniques, but all have the end goal of providing stability to the SI joint through the use of implants. Without the hypo- or hyper-mobility in the joint, your body will find tremendous relief from experienced pain.
To find the highest quality, professional relief from sacroiliac joint pain, contact the highly reputable spine surgeons at The Robotic Spine Institute. They will create a personalized treatment plan that will best treat your SI joint pain, whether that includes non-invasive techniques, or minimally-invasive sacroiliac joint fusion. Getting your health back to the peak of overall wellness is their number one priority. For further information or to schedule a consultation, contact The Robotic Spine Institute at (714) 690-2037 or visit www.TheRoboticSpineInstitute.com.