The sacroiliac joints are located where your lower spine and pelvic area connect. These joints are especially important for absorbing shock between the upper and lower parts of the body in addition to allowing forward and backward motion. However, when these joints become inflamed, it can cause a condition known as sacroiliac joint disease. This disorder can lead to pain in the lower back, buttocks and even extend down one or both your legs.
Sacroiliac joint disease can sometimes be difficult to diagnose as it often gets mistaken for other conditions. In a lot of cases, sacroiliac joint pain may appear without an obvious cause. However, some common triggers for sacroiliac joint disease may include:
Pain that is associated to sacroiliac joint disease often occurs in the lower back and buttocks region. Other symptoms experienced with this condition frequently include:
Depending on the cause and your signs and symptoms, treatment for sacroiliac joint disease will vary. These treatments usually focus on relieving pain and restoring joint mobility. Treatment options for this condition may include:
If you are experiencing sacroiliac joint pain, contact us at Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic. As an industry-leading neurosurgeon, Dr. Lewis has over 20 years of experience and can help you find the right solution to help you live a pain-free life. He has taught technical surgical courses across the United States.
Contact us today to learn more about sacroiliac joint pain or to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. The operations can be performed under moderate sedation rather than general anesthesia. We’ll find a solution that works for you. Call us at (601) 366-1011.