Sacroiliitis is a condition referring to the inflammation of the sacroiliac joint – located in your pelvic region – and can involve symptoms like lower back pain, lack of mobility and joint dysfunction.
WHAT IS SACROILIITIS?
Sacroiliitis is typically caused by either too much or too little movement of the sacroiliac joint. Symptoms may include pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips and legs, and general stiffness in the hips and lower back. Pain associated with sacroiliitis tends to worsen when sitting for extended periods of time.
Wondering if you might be suffering from sacroiliitis? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET SACROILIITIS?
In order to correctly diagnose sacroiliitis, a diagnostic test called a sacroiliac joint block is performed. Medication is injected into the joint in order to attempt to temporarily relieve pain. If your pain is relieved, the diagnosis for sacroiliitis is typically certain. Upon diagnosis, initial treatment recommendations are typically more conservative, such as hot or cold compresses, physical therapy, sacroiliac joint exercises and continued sacroiliac joint injections. If conservative methods fail to relieve pain, sacroiliac joint surgery may be recommended.
If you suspect you have sacroiliitis, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.