The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is a large, weight-bearing joint in the pelvis that connects the sacrum and the ilium of the pelvis. The joints move together as single unit and functions as additional shock absorption for your spine.
The main goal of a sacroiliac joint fusion is to stabilize the joint, sometimes by using implants or other instrumentation.
Stem cell therapy is a regenerative therapy and more natural option, used to treat our patients’ back pain and spine issues. Using stem cell therapy means we are using the body’s natural healing potential to heal conditions, instead of a more artificial fix through the use of an implant.
Although stem cell therapy is a newer treatment method, research has allowed for it to become increasingly well known and trusted throughout the orthopedic space and in the medical community, especially those devoted to minimally invasive methods of treatment.
If your symptoms and conditions require more than a conservative approach to treatment, your doctor may recommend a sacroiliac joint fusion.
Most spinal fusion procedures like the sacroiliac joint fusion will require two to three days in a hospital bed to ensure proper healing.
Strenuous physical activity like heavy lifting is restricted for several weeks after your procedure. Physical therapy is recommended to help recover strength and flexibility. It usually takes several months before the bone grafts completely fuse together.
All surgeries come with some kind of risk, but if you are suffering from chronic pain, weakness or numbness, and non-surgical treatments have not provided you with relief, you may want to discuss surgery with your doctor.
Contact us today at Southern Laser Spine for an appointment to discuss options to help with your condition – we look forward to hearing from you!