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Is there a permanent cure for si joint dysfunction?

Is there a permanent cure for si joint dysfunction?

No: There is currently no "cure" for si joint dysfunction. This condition is usually best treated with aggressive physical therapy to stabilize the pelvis, restore normal alignment, and strengthen the core. Medication, injections, braces, and modalities (heat/ice/etc) may also be used to reduce pain during this process.

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Since having my kids, I have had si joint dysfunction from hypermobility (said my PT).It gets so much better and then injured again. Is there any cure?

Since having my kids, I have had si joint dysfunction from hypermobility (said my PT).It gets so much better and then injured again. Is there any cure?

Careful exercise: It will be helpful to exercise caution during your activities to avoid recurrent trauma. Also please get your vitamin D level checked with your next blood work. It is important to check with your primary physician for any other reason for back pain that may look like SI joint problem

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Is eliptical training good for si joint dysfunction?

Is eliptical training good for si joint dysfunction?

Probably not: If you are currently in pain, I would not recommend the elliptical until you are better.

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How can I feel better if I have been diagnosed with si joint dysfunction?

How can I feel better if I have been diagnosed with si joint dysfunction?

Therapy: Si joint dysfunction is common and typically responds well to physical therapy or chiropractic care. If the pain is severe, a si joint block may reduce the pain enough to begin pt. Check out spine-health. Com.

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I want to be tested for SI joint dysfunction because I have read about the symptoms and I have alot of them. Who should I see to have this done?

I want to be tested for SI joint dysfunction because I have read about the symptoms and I have alot of them. Who should I see to have this done?

Start with your PCP: Who can start some preliminary investigations and thrn refer you to an Orthopedist or a Spinre surgeon in your area, for further tests and management. Good Luck.

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What kind of office chairs are best for people with si joint dysfunction?

What kind of office chairs are best for people with si joint dysfunction?

Ergonomics: Be sure the chair you choose is adjustable...This helps personalize it to you. It should have good lumbar support. You should also try to stand up and move every 20-30 min which will help your discomfort. Best of luck!

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Hi, how can you tell the differents between si joint dysfunction and piriformis sydrome.?

Hi, how can you tell the differents between si joint dysfunction and piriformis sydrome.?

Can be difficult...: Both can have similar symptoms: pain in the buttock, back of the thigh, difficulty putting weight down on that limb, nerve irritation from the sciatic nerve (pain, tingling down the leg). Physical exam stretching the piriformis can make the diagnosis and sometimes help it. Injection into the si joint can make si diagnosis. Physical therapy, antiinflammatory meds often help both.

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

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

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.

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What at-home exercises or therapies can I do for SI Joint dysfunction (diagnosed by physiatrist)? Thank you!

What at-home exercises or therapies can I do for SI Joint dysfunction (diagnosed by physiatrist)? Thank you!

Sorry but U should--: -ask Ur treating physician, the 1 who made the diagnosis. He/she is familiar with the situation & trying 2 get an answer @ this venue is not appropriate.

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Indications for SI Joint injections? I hear some patients may be better candidates than others. Have SI Joint dysfunction.

Indications for SI Joint injections? I hear some patients may be better candidates than others. Have SI Joint dysfunction.

Yes: SI joint injection can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. Upto 15% of low back pain is from SI joint, esp. Obese old patients. You are correct that patient selection is VVIP. That ofcourse depends on physical examination, history and imaging. ++ Patrick's test, tenderness over the joint are positive signs. You can seek an opinion of a pain specialist to perform a SIJ injection under fluoro. -GL

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DX SI Joint Dysfunction. When rising from the bed heard loud pop from my sacrum. No pain. Is this a realignment or the joint shifting?

DX SI Joint Dysfunction. When rising from the bed heard loud pop from my sacrum. No pain. Is this a realignment or the joint shifting?

No pain, less worry: There are a number of reasons for hearing a "pop." A "pop with no pain is not likely a major concern. Popping could be from the joint shifting and/or a tendon or ligament snapping as it moves. Unless this is happening often, I wouldn't be concerned.

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I have si joint dysfunction. Am doing injections and pt for it. Is there a permanet way to get rid of the pain so a can stop taking narcartics for it?

I have si joint dysfunction. Am doing injections and pt for it. Is there a permanet way to get rid of the pain so a can stop taking narcartics for it?

SI joint dysfunction: It depends on the cause. Some cases are related to formed of arhthritis. Some are due to posture or trauma. You may wished to be checked by someone certified in prolotherapy. Look that up on the net and discuss it with your health provider.

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Dx diagnosed with si joint dysfunction and sustained addtl injury. Dr can't see me for 3 weeks, should I go to er?

Dx diagnosed with si joint dysfunction and sustained addtl injury. Dr can't see me for 3 weeks, should I go to er?

See details: I hope you are seeing a rheumatologist to make sure that the issue is not inflammatory rather than mechanical. The er will generally not be helpful.

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I have si joint dysfunction therapy is not helping but the P90X yoga dvd helped would hot yoga fix my hip if I try that?

I have si joint dysfunction therapy is not helping but the P90X yoga dvd helped would hot yoga fix my hip if I try that?

Let me understand: How did you know you have si joint dysfunction? What kind of dysfunction you have, if the yoga help I see no problems doing it and see what happened. Good luck.

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My MRI shows no SI joint damage at all. However my doctor and PT tell me I test positive for SI joint dysfunction. Who is wrong the Dr. And PT therapi?

My MRI shows no SI joint damage at all. However my doctor and PT tell me I test positive for SI joint dysfunction. Who is wrong the Dr. And PT therapi?

Neither: SIJ dysfunction is not visible on MRI because often it is inflammation which may by microscopic. You can have SIJ dysfunction with a normal MRI. It's actually great news that your MRI is normal

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Can si joint dysfunction in the lower back be caused by injuries sustained from physical abuse in a domestic abusive relationship?

Can si joint dysfunction in the lower back be caused by injuries sustained from physical abuse in a domestic abusive relationship?

Let me explain: In theory that could happened, but I have not seen it in thirty five years of practice as an orthopedic surgeon.

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I have heel spurs and now my hip is off doc said I now have si joint dysfunction is it related?

I have heel spurs and now my hip is off doc said I now have si joint dysfunction is it related?

Can be: Si joint dysfunction can occur from anything that alters your normal gait pattern. So yes, a heel problem can flare it up. Check out spine-health. Com.

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