Doctor insights on:
What Is Sacroiliac Disease
Not a disease at all: It is a 'disorder' not a 'disease' of the sacroiliac joint.The sacrum (tailbone) sits between the 2 halves of the pelvis in the low back. It has 2 long joints, 1 with each half of the pelvis.If anything interferes with function of these joints: injury, malalignment, short leg syndrome, etc., inflammation can start which is very painful. A good osteopathic doc can often discern the cause & treat it. ...Read more
Many people do: Sacroiliac joint is the most complex joint in the spine. It moves in six planes of motion and is l shaped. Has innervation from the back and in the front. It can become misaligned and cause a lot of pain due to abnormal friction of ilium on sacrum. In someone young like you it is usually due to pelvic imbalance from short leg syndrome or psoas muscle spasm. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SI Instability: Pain at the si joint is an enigma. There is no observable problem on any test in most cases: ct, mri, bone scan, xray are all usually normal. Make sure you don't have an inflammatory condition (rheumatologist can help). Then, manipulative pt can really help (needs doc's rx). Si injections useful for diagnosis and treatment. Failing above, minimally invasive si fusion useful (rarely needed). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT WEIRD: Subcutaneous lumps(under the skin, close to muscle) in that area are not weird nor unusual. The question you should think about is... What's the cause. Please have a check up. ...Read more
I have had problems with my sacroiliac ligament for 18 months. Nothing seems to make it better and am considering prolotherapy. Any thoughts?
Try it: I would recommend a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. A subsequent pain management consultation is warranted. Possibly an si joint injection may help. Try prolotherapy and see if it works that could be another option for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I thought I had a problem with my back. My doctor examined me and said it's not my back, but that I have a sacroiliac dysfunction. What is a sac
Sacroiliac pain: Sacroiliac dysfunction : where your spine end , that is sacroiliac area, s1-2-3.....The joint abnormalities produce pain lower back similar to sciatica, pinch nerve, radiculopathy, or disc hernia. That is related with abnormal motion and fixation, and the diagnosis is at examination and mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor online
- What is sacroiliac joint pain?
- What is sacroiliac strain?
- What does degenerative changes of the sacroiliac jonits mean?
- What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint hip pain after walking exercises?
- Sacroiliac inflammation
- Sacroiliac hypermobility
- Sacroiliac problem
- Mri of sacroiliac spine with contrast
- What is sacroiliac arthropathy?