Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Suffering from sacroiliac joint, or SI joint pain can have a devastating impact on a patient’s ability to enjoy their life. Simple activities often become impossible as the pain worsens. The first step in finding relief is understanding your condition.

Sacroiliac joints are the connecting joints between the sacrum and the iliac bone. Though the sacrum is a part of the spine, the vertebrae located at this level are naturally fused together unlike the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions. During the natural aging process these joints begin to degenerate along with other elements within the spinal column.

Because sacroiliac joints are covered in cartilage, during degeneration, the surrounding bones may begin to rub together, causing extreme pain and discomfort. The most common causes of sacroiliac joint pain include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Degenerative condition
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative sacroiliitis
  • Uneven leg length
  • Hip misalignment
  • Previous lumbar fusion
  • Injury

Experiencing sacroiliac joint pain can be disabling. The most commonly associated symptoms with this condition are localized pain and radiating pain. The most common areas of this pain include:

  • Hips
  • Lower back
  • Thighs
  • Legs
  • Buttocks
  • Groin

At Laser Spine Institute we understand that patients experiencing these symptoms are often seeking relief in the most effective and efficient form. Like most doctors and surgeons, we always recommend that patients explore conservative treatment options prior to undergoing any type of surgical procedure. The most common conservative treatments include:

  • Stretching
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Low-impact exercise
  • Injection
  • Medication

If none of these treatments are effective in treating the underlying cause of your sacroiliac pain, Laser Spine Institute may be able to offer you relief. Our minimally invasive procedures have helped more than 75,000 patients regain the quality of life that they deserve. For more information, contact Laser Spine Institute today.