About Sacroiliac Joint Disease and Dysfunction
The sacroiliac joints provide stability for the upper body, connecting the spine and pelvis. Every time you take a step or shift weight on your legs, your sacroiliac (SI) joints are at work. These joints only provide minimal movement, but they are necessary for absorbing shock and allowing the body to move while erect. When degenerative conditions or joint disruptions impact the SI joints, it can cause pain and limit function. The SI joint is thought to be involved in 15-30% of all low back pain cases.
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Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Disease and Dysfunction
SI joint disease can cause pain when sitting, standing or walking, with pain affecting the lower back, hips, groin and legs. Inflammation in the SI joints from degenerative sacroiliitis or SI joint disruption with too much or too little movement can contribute to sacroiliac joint disease. SI joint disease and other SI joint conditions are often overlooked. The symptoms of SI joint disease, arthritis or other painful problems mimic other spinal conditions. Lumbar back issues and sciatica can have similar symptoms, with pain in the same area. To get relief, an accurate diagnosis and sacroiliac joint disease treatment is needed. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical can provide advanced diagnostic options to identify SI joint disease and begin a treatment program to offer relief.
Treatment for SI Joint Disease and Dysfunction
Treatments can include SI joint injections that reduce inflammation for pain relief. Our non-surgical orthopedic specialists at Ospina Medical offer advanced sacroiliac joint treatments with Regenexx Regenerative Medicine procedures such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells. These treatments can not only relieve pain, but also slow joint deterioration. Injection therapy and other treatments can manage pain and improve mobility.
If you have been diagnosed with SI joint disease or have symptoms that may be related to SI joint issues, contact our medical team at Ospina Medical. We offer advanced sacroiliac joint disease treatment such as Regenexx at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.