Sacroiliitis causes pain and other issues in the low back as the result of an inflammation of the sacroiliac joint(s). It can be difficult to diagnose this condition because of symptom overlap with other issues. In this article, we are going to examine sacroiliitis and talk about some options for treatment.
What is Sacroiliitis?
Sacroiliitis is a condition caused by an inflammation of the sacroiliac joints located at the intersection of your lower spine and pelvis. Sacroiliitis has symptoms similar to many other conditions and injuries. As such, it is often very difficult to accurately diagnose, and thus, treat. Here are some of the common symptoms of the condition to look out for:
- Pain in the lower back and/or buttocks area.
- Typically, this pain gets worse with standing for long periods of time, running, or walking up and down stairs.
This condition can be the result of an acute injury, arthritic conditions, infection, and during pregnancy. Treatment modalities depend heavily on the circumstances surrounding the condition.
Before starting any treatment plan, you need to have a physician solidify a diagnosis of the condition. Once that’s done, sacroiliitis is typically treated most effectively with pain medications, joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, physical therapy, or regenerative medicine methods. Surgery is very rare for sacroiliitis, but in certain cases, may be appropriate.
The pain doctors at Advanced Spine & Pain Specialists in MN have been treating patients for sacroiliitis and other forms of pain for the past twenty years. Our team is trained and experienced in various treatment methods including pain medications, injections, and regenerative techniques. If you’re living your life in pain, pick up the phone and call a Minnesota pain management doctor to find out your options for treatment. Our primary clinic is located in Edina, but we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities metro. Contact us today to set up your appointment with our pain management team.