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Doctor insights on: Sacroiliac Joint Arthropathy

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What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction hereditary?

What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction hereditary?

Can be: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is hereditary; known concurrent with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). About 1:7 women have benign JHS, i.e., are limber & "double jointed". Hypermobility is evolution-derived safety of rapid birthing. Relaxin hormone secretion intensifies menses pain, & during childbirth Relaxin-exposed pelvic ligaments often biomechanically injured; with permanent weakness. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Is sacroiliac joint dysfunction chronic, or will I recover completely?

Is sacroiliac joint dysfunction chronic, or will I recover completely?

Depends: Si joint dysfunction can be chronic or acute, depending on the cause and length of time one has had symptoms. In general, si joint dysfunction is due to inflammation of the si joint; prolonged inflammation can result in arthritic changes to the joint surface. Inflammation can be reversed (thus tends to be acute) but arthritic changes can not be reversed. See your doctor if in prolonged pain. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Stabilizing treatmen: Dr. Visotsky is incorrect. Sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction is an aseptic and non-inflammatory process. Medical literature reports this disorder is not able to be detected by blood studies, imaging studies, or even nuclear scans. Up to 30% of peope with chronic low back pain experience pain generation from the sij. Treatment includes yoga, sij belts, pain control &, in resistant cases, fusion. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

What are some treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Cold, PT, NSAIDS: There are many treatments, starting eith cold compresses, and nsaids (like ibuprofen); there are also topical nsaids (like voltaren (diclofenac) gel.) physical therapy sometimes helps, and in severe cases, an ultrasound guided injection into the area is done. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Yes: The pt will use various heat modalities and start a program of "pelvic stabilization exercizes". ...Read more

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Is exophoria, sacroiliac joint dysfunction/ pain, swelling possibly related to Multiple Sclerosis?

Is exophoria, sacroiliac joint dysfunction/ pain, swelling possibly related to Multiple Sclerosis?

Not really: What you describe can be caused partly by rheumatological condition, and the eye issues could be congenital. Nothing you describe is classical of MS. See your doctor and uncover your problems, as treatments can be very reassuring. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and a hip fracture. What can I do?

I just got diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and a hip fracture. What can I do?

Treat the fracture: First then see if they inject you sacroiliac at the time when you under anesthesia with fluoroscopy, this way could be helpful to both problems. ...Read more

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What are sacroiliac joint injections used to treat?

What are sacroiliac joint injections used to treat?

Sacroiliac inflamed: The sacroiliac (SI) joint can be the site of inflammation due to arthritis, from autoimmune disorders, from trauma. Injections into the SI joint, usually with corticosteroids, can reduce inflammation and is used in conjunction with other treatments, such as anti-inflammatory agents and physical therapy. ...Read more

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How can I fix sacroiliac joint instability?

How can I fix sacroiliac joint instability?

Prolotherapy/fusion: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) instability causes 13-30% of chronic low back pain & is a joint hypermobility disorder; due to damaged & weakened ligaments. SIJ belts, yoga, cannabis & massage might provide intermittent relief. Prolotherapy is best natural non-toxic long-term solution to reestablishing pelvic girdle stability. Failing Prolotherapy, SIJ fusion provides a low risk definitive solution. ...Read more

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Could my sacroiliac joint heal without surgery?

Could my sacroiliac joint heal without surgery?

Very slowly: Because of the poor blood flow in that area it can take awhile for it to heal. Prolotherapy can help this condition. ...Read more

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