U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 30-year-old female asked:

Would si joint dysfunction hurt all the time in back or just when bending or moving. ?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Most probably -: Sij dysfunction is an artifact of chiropractors and physical therapists. All "dysfunction" patients I have seen have missed inflammatory sacroiliitis. Please see a rheumatology specialist! sij inflammation can hurt anytime, most often with long periods of sitting and early morning!
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Most of time: ? how constant is sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain. Pain while upright as upper body weight impresses pelvis. Asleep, SIJ pain intensifies, unlike lumbar spine pain diminished reclined; as sleep surface ground force torques an unstable pelvic girdle ring. Damaged & loose SIJ ligaments are offending pain generators. A minority of injured SIJs manifest as intermittent subluxation, I.e., "back goes out".
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Pain sacroiliitis: Personal experience with sacroiliitis which is inflammation of SI joint. Pain was tolerable with sitting and standing. Any type of turning like getting out of bed or car aggravated the pain. Often very sharp shooting pains. My pain took four months to resolve with three injections of corticosteroids into the joint and physical therapy when pain was tolerable.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 26, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.