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Sacroiliac Joint Degeneration: Is there a cure?

While it’s unfortunate that there is no cure for sacroiliac joint degeneration, you do have options to find relief from the pain and discomfort. This condition arises as a result of wear and tear on the impacted joint. If you spend a lot of time standing or sitting, you may put a lot of pressure on your sacroiliac joint, located where the pelvis connects to the lower spine.

Do I Have Sacroiliac Joint Degeneration?

Wondering if you have sacroiliac joint degeneration?

Common symptoms of SI joint degeneration include:

  • Joint redness
  • Joint tenderness
  • Limping
  • Loss of motion in joint
  • Stiffness
  • Low back and buttocks pain
  • Weakness
  • Arthritis in SI joint

At Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, we provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment for SI joint degeneration.

What Causes SI Joint Degeneration?

A number of factors come into play when looking for the origin of sacroiliac joint degeneration. Do you spend a lot of time running up and down stairs? This can aggravate arthritis in the SI joint and speed up natural degeneration. Some people bear their weight primarily on one leg. This can cause uneven wear on the two SI joints.

The causes of sacroiliac joint degeneration include:

  • Traumatic injury such as a car accident
  • Osteoarthritis which inflames the joints
  • Infection
  • Age and normal wear and tear

Visiting a neurosurgeon can help you better understand what’s going on.

Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment Options

When you make an appointment for a consultation, Dr. Lewis will go over all your options and make a recommendation based on your medical history, level of pain, and past successes or failures with varying treatment options.

Here are a few of the SI joint degeneration treatment options available to clients at Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic:

  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection: A corticosteroid injection may relieve SI joint pain.
  • Percutaneous (Lateral) Approach: This is a surgical approach that uses an endoscope to view the SI joint. Entering from an incision on the side of your body, your surgeon inserts cages and screws to stabilize the SI joints and fuse them.
  • Posterior (Open) Approach: In this surgical treatment for SI joint degeneration, your surgeon makes an incision just above the buttocks. Using special surgical tools, Dr. Lewis uses a bone graft to promote new bone growth.

Schedule a Consultation for Sacroiliac Joint Degeneration 

Patients come to Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic when they want to fully comprehend the causes and treatment options for sacroiliac joint degeneration. Contact us today at (601) 366-1011 or request an appointment online to set up a consultation regarding your symptoms. We’ll find a solution that works for you!