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Doctor insights on: Elliptical Trainers And Sacroiliac Pain

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Does someone have a real problem: sacroiliac pain?

Does someone have a real problem: sacroiliac pain?

Yea: It can be a source of pain in people with certain rheumatologic diseases as this is a synovial lined joint. It can also be affected. In people who have had unstable fractures to their pelvis. It is rare to be a primary source of back pain. Back pain often refers to the sacroiliac regions. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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What's the best treatment for sacroiliac pain?

The best treatment: Is the one that fixes the underlying cause. In the case of sacroiliac joint dysfunction the underlying cause is pelvic imbalance due to either unequal spasm of psoas muscle, short leg syndrome, bad chair at work or car seat. Arthritis in this joint can cause pain, but usually not in your age group. See a good osteopathic physician or a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What do I do for extreme hip and sacroiliac pain?

What do I do for extreme hip and sacroiliac pain?

Depends: Depends what you mean by "hip". Posterior hip pain can be from the musculature in the buttock or may be the hip joint itself. Sacroiliac joint pain can respond very well to a steroid injection or even radiofrequency ablation. A spine specialist can determine where the pain is coming from; a rheumatologist may be needed too. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best remedy for sacroiliac pain (lower back)?

Please advise what is the best remedy for sacroiliac pain (lower back)?

Exercise: Stretching/strengthening this joint and its ligaments is the best options currently. However if it still persists you may need to be seen by a spine specialist. In our experience, the si joint is typically not the first problem that needs to be addressed. Often the facet joints and herniated disks tend to be a primary issue first that can help this pain issue. ...Read more

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Could sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?

Could sacroiliac pain radiate to the lower abdomen?

Not typically: I've never heard of a case of sacroiliac joint pain referring to the lower abdomen. The best way to find out is to get the joint injected under x-ray with steroid and numbing medicine and see if the lower abdomen pain goes away too. Better yet, you can just get the L5 dorsal prim ramus, and s1, s2, (racepinephrine) s3 lateral branch nerves numbed up. An interventional spine specialist will know what this means. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac pain are any new studies being done?

There are no new : Ones but standard testing after beginning with a complete history and physical exam with appropriate blood work, plain radiographs, mri, ct and possibly bone scan as well as diagnostic blocks for diagnosis and to rule out other possible causes such as hip or spine pathology or intrapelvic issues. ...Read more

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Will lifting weights help decrease sacroiliac pain?

Will lifting weights help decrease sacroiliac pain?

Possibly: General weight training and core strengthening can certainly help with pain in the sacroiliac joint area. On the other hand, it may worsen the pain. Regardless, it likely won't harm the joint. If the pain doesn't get better or worsens, you really need to see a physiatrist or other musculoskeletal/spine specialist. There are certain conditions a rheumatologist can manage for sacroiliac joint pa. ...Read more

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Is it common for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

No: Si joint pain is usually localized to that side of the lower back and buttock with some radiaion into the upper leg/groin if it occurs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

Is it possible for sacroiliac pain to radiate to the lower abdomen?

Not typical: Back of thighs yes tailbone yes . Lumborum spams can wrap around to sides and to front discovhenic psin can produce si pain and lower sbdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are causes of sacroiliac pain?

What are causes of sacroiliac pain?

Varies: 1) sacroiliitis from seronegative spondyloarthropathy. See a rheumatologist 2) arthritis: a steroid injection into the lower joint by an interventional spine specialist. Radiofrequency ablation can cause much longer relief. 3) lax ligament or pelvic imbalances or uneven leg length. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac pain - how long does it usually last?

Sacroiliac pain - how long does it usually last?

Varies: Sacroiliac joint pain lasts until it's fixed, and this depends on the cause. Simple arthritic si joint pain can be helped with steroid injections into the joint, and much longer with radiofrequency ablation of the medial and lateral branch nerves. Best to see a physiatrist or other spine specialist, or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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Can sacroiliac pain be in groin and upper thigh on both sides?

Yes but: Typically, this pain is localized in the posterior buttock region & can refer down to the upper back part of your thighs & sometimes into the groin but this could be hip joint pain if in groins & the front of your thighs. Other spinal regions that refer to the groin are the facet joints at l5-s1 & a high level disc problem like l1-2 level. If the pain is restricting your activities get evaluated. ...Read more

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Are elliptical trainers good for starting to get back in shape? 6 months after surgery

Are elliptical trainers good for starting to get back in shape? 6 months after surgery

Yes they are: they are low impact and unlikely to hurt anything. The amount of exercise with them can get up to moderate RUNNING levels of exercise and can EASILY meet fitness needs. They don't tone the abdomen and upper body much. ...Read more

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Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Both: Both are great for cardiovascular exercises. Their is not a general consensus among doctors about one being better than the other. Elliptical trainers are easier on the knee joints than a treadmill. Some elliptical machines also allow you to get an arm workout in addition to a leg workout. ...Read more

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