Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain

This condition occurs when the joint that connects the spine to the pelvis is irritated or inflamed. Common causes of irritation are falls or even just missteps that jar the pelvis. An auto accident where one foot is on the brake pedal at the time of impact is a common scenario. In addition, pregnancy is a common cause due to the hormonal changes that affect the ligaments and make the joint more prone to stretching and irritation.

When irritated, the joint most commonly gives pain in the buttocks, but that pain can radiate up into the back or very often radiates down into the leg. There are many physical exam findings that point to the joint as causing the pain, but the only way to be certain that the joint is the cause is by placing an anesthetic directly into the joint and seeing the remarkable relief patients receive.

Once the joint is identified as the cause of pain, steroids placed in the joint along with either physical therapy or chiropractic treatment can help to resolve the irritation.

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