Your sacroiliac joint is located in your pelvic region and is often a source of lower back pain.
Sacroiliitis is a condition referring to the inflammation of the sacroiliac joint, and can involve symptoms like pain, lack of mobility and joint dysfunction.
Sacroiliitis and its symptoms is caused by either too much or too little motion in the sacroiliac joint. You may experience a number of symptoms, including pain in the lower back, legs, hips, or buttocks. It is also common for our patients to experience a general stiffness in the hips and lower back, or a pain that worsens when sitting for longer periods of time.
Risk factors for sacroiliitis include:
In order to correctly diagnose you, your doctor will need to administer a diagnostic test called a sacroiliac joint block. Medication is injected into the joint, which temporarily relieves pain. If your pain is relieved, the diagnosis for sacroiliitis is typically certain.
With a diagnosis, Southern Laser Spine first recommends a more conservative approach to treatment, such as cortisone injections or physical therapy.
If conservative methods fail to relieve your pain, you can consult with a specialist about the right kind of treatment for your condition.