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What is sacroiliitis?

The sacroiliac joint lies next to the bottom of the spine and acts as a shock-absorbing structure. Sacroiliitis is the inflammation of one or both of your sacroiliac joints.

It is a common source of lower back pain or pain in the buttocks or thighs and can be difficult to diagnose as it can mimic with other problems.

About 10 percent to 25 percent of people who report low back pain may have sacroiliitis.

Sacroiliac joint pain causes

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction occurs due to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • A change in your typical gait or joint motion
  • Trauma or injury to your lower back area
  • Pregnancy and childbirth complications
  • Cartilage degeneration over the bone (degenerative arthritis)
  • Psoriatic arthropathy affecting the SI joint.
  • Infection
Sacroiliac joint pain symptoms

Symptoms of sacroiliac pain commonly include pain in your lower back, made worse by movement directly affecting the area such as sitting or standing for long periods of time. Similar to pelvic pain, sacroiliac joint pain can spread to other areas of the body and increase in intensity.

Sacroiliac dysfunction and pain are often misdiagnosed as they imitate other conditions, including underlying causes of pelvic pain.

Treatment of Sacro-iliac pain:

Most people with sacroiliitis benefit from Ice, heat and rest, and NSAID. The role of physiotherapy is very important. Sometimes steroid injections into the SI joint, and in some cases, Radiofrequency ablation of the nerve to the SI joint is indicated.

If you have ongoing pain in the lower back, buttock, or thigh, then do get in touch with Mr. Kempanna as he specialises in Orthopaedic related Pelvic problems.