The sacroiliac joints are the joints formed by the connection of the sacrum and iliac bones in the pelvis. These joints go through frequent wear and tear because they are major weight-bearing joints in the body. Eventually, they deteriorate over time and can lead to pain and other problematic symptoms. The cartilage in these joints can also become thinner and less supportive with time.
SI joint dysfunction is the result of arthritis in the joints. These joints are used heavily throughout our life, and as mentioned in the section above, can wear down significantly over time. Traumatic injuries to the spine or joints may also lead to more rapid SI joint dysfunction. Symptoms of pain in the lower back and behind the hips are the most common complaints from patients with this condition.
Our spine care experts can help you change the sedentary life you may be living due to your pain. When diagnosed through diagnostic imaging, physical examination, and medical history review, this condition can be managed effectively with minimally invasive procedures. An SI joint steroid injection may be beneficial, and your spine doctor will help you find the ideal treatment plan for your needs.