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Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Lt Leg Swells-SI Jt? I have not commonly witnessed patients with the dx of SI joint pain ( with evidence of sclerosis on x-ray or other imaging studies) complain of pain or swelling below their knees. Usually I hear that symptoms stop in the upper or mid back of thigh. Ask your medical provider to look at other diagnoses before pinning the swelling on SI joint sclerosis. You might just have atypical SI Jt pain pres. Read more...

Can sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause pinching of the L4-L5, S1-S2 nerves?

No. The sacroiliac joint is ligamentously very closed and stable. But if the inflammation is severe enough it can irritate elements of the sciatic nerve which is nearby. a sclerotic sacroiliac joint is very important in the diagnosis of arthritic diseases. Read more...
Not usually. But do you have Piriformis Syndrome, which could result in peripheral sciatica? Visit an osteopathic specialist, and get this both diagnosed and treated. Read more...

My mr report says "there was observed increases minimal subchondral sclerosis at sacroiliac joint forming surfaces of bone." is it important?

Yes and No. This is a finding that can confuse both physicians and patients alike. Typically sacroiliac pain is a constellation of symptoms and one aspect of the pain issue in this area involves the actual bone on bone interaction. The other aspects of this problem stems from the ligaments which attach the two bones on the posterior side and the joint capsule on the anterior side which all cause pain. Read more...
Not really. The observation in the report is probably within normal variation for a patient of your age. As long as you have no symptoms or pain which relates to your sacroiliac joints, you do not have to worry. If you have any problems in the future, do yourself a favor and avoid Doctors who list all sorts of "findings" in their reports, but do not tell you the significance of each one of their findings. Read more...