Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The two sacroiliac joints connect your pelvis with your lower back. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, also called SI joint pain or SI joint dysfunction, is an injury to a sacroiliac joint. It usually affects only one side of the body.

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction causes pain in the low back and/or the leg. The pain can make it hard to do things like sitting, walking, or climbing stairs.

Car accidents or falls are the most common cause of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Diagnosis can be difficult, since the pain may seem like other causes of low back and/or leg pain.

What are the Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

Pain is the most common symptom of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The pain is usually in the lower back and butt. Sometimes, it’s in the back and upper leg.

Other symptoms are:

  • Feeling uncomfortable when bending over or standing after sitting for a long time
  • Improvement in pain when lying down


What are the treatments of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

Our pain management doctors will use the best treatment to relieve your pain — so you can stop hurting and get back to your normal lifestyle.
Treatments for sacroiliac joint dysfunction available at the Interventional Pain Management Center are:

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