Causes and Treatment for Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain

Posted on April 2, 2021

The Sacroiliac (SI) Joint is located in the lower part of the body between the Sacrum, (the big, triangle-shaped bone at the base of your spine,) and the ilium, (the large broad bone forming the upper part of each half of the pelvis.)

This low-motion joint connects the hip bones to each side of the sacrum where the base of the spine meets the pelvis, and acts as a shock absorber between the lower body and torso.

As with any other joint in the body, the SI Joint may become injured or degenerated over time, leading to symptoms of SI Joint dysfunction, inflammation and pain including:

  • Low back pain on one side
  • Pain when standing, walking, sitting down or standing up
  • Increased pain when walking up an incline or stairs
  • Pain radiating into the buttocks, lower back and groin
  • “Referred” pain into the lower limbs
  • Stiffness in the lower back, hips, legs or groin
  • Pain after sitting, standing or lying in certain positions for long periods of time

What causes SI Joint Pain?

There are many potential causes for SI Joint pain, but here are a few of the more common culprits:

  • Degenerative sacroiliitis
  • Tumor
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Degenerative osteoarthritis
  • Trauma

When SI Joint pain symptoms persist for weeks or months and do not respond to non-surgical treatment methods, sacroiliac joint fusion may be indicated.

What is SI Joint Fusion?

This innovative treatment for reducing or eliminating chronic joint pain utilizes a bone graft and/or instruments employed for stimulation of bone growth over the sacroiliac joint to create a single, immobile unit.

This minimally invasive pain relief solution has produced powerful results using a short procedure that involves no metal implants. Patients who undergo this procedure experience a fast recovery time.

Are You Suffering from Symptoms of SI Joint Pain?

If you are living with chronic back pain due to Sacroiliac Joint degeneration or injury, don’t suffer needlessly; the pain management experts at Riverside Pain Physicians can help reduce or eliminate your pain.

We will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore quality of life.

Don’t suffer needlessly. Reach out to us today at Riverside Pain Physicians by calling 904.389.1010, or clicking here to make an appointment online.

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