Spine Conditions
Sacroiliac Joint Disease

Sacroiliac Joint Disease

Nerve damage and SI joint inflammation due to trauma to the sacroiliac joint.

What is Sacroiliac joint disease?

Sacroiliac disease describes nerve damage and SI joint inflammation, often the result of high-impact trauma to the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joint connects the bottom of the spine to the pelvis, serving as a shock absorber and transferring force from the upper body to the pelvis and legs. Pain can result from trauma to the SI joint resulting in too much or too little movement from the joint, both resulting in different types of pain.

Commonly, pain associated with the sacrociliac joint is worse with standing and walking and improved when lying down.

Our Approach

Our doctors typically treat patients who have SI joint pain using the minimally invasive AccuCision® Spine procedure. First the patient lays face down with a cushion placed under their stomach area to arch their back. After the doctor uses a special x-ray device to locate the sacroiliac joint, a local anesthetic is applied to the area. The doctor then inserts a needle into the sacroiliac joint, and injects a mixture of anesthetics and steroid medication used to relieve pain and reduce joint inflammation. The needle is then removed and the injection site is covered with a band-aid.

Condition Symptoms

  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Groin pain
  • Thigh pain
  • Stiffness in the hips
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