Best Sacroiliac joints Treatment


Overview

Sacroiliac joints are the joints made up of sacrum and are situated where the lower spine and pelvis connect. If any of the two sacroiliac joints are damaged or swollen, it leads to pain in different areas such as the lower back, buttocks, and legs.

Causes

Sacroiliac Joint pain can be caused due to various reasons such as Osteoarthritis, walking patterns, Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout, and Pregnancy. Traumatic Injury, Infection, sudden accident, etc. 

Symptoms

Sacroiliac joint pain can restrict your daily activities. You might face problems while standing up. It may lead to pain in the groin, buttocks, hips, pelvis, and lower back. You may feel stiffness or a burning sensation in the pelvis. Sacroiliac joint pain may also cause numbness and weakness in the body.

Treatment

Your doctor will identify the cause of the problem and then recommend you to go for an X-ray to reveal signs of damage to the sacroiliac joint. He can even suggest you use an anesthetic injection in your sacroiliac joint which will temporarily numb your pain and help in identifying the cause. Depending on the cause your doctor may recommend you pain killers, muscle relaxants, etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take for full recovery?

    Your recovery can take up to six months.

  • Is walking good for Sacroiliac Joint Pain?

    Besides the treatment, your doctor might even suggest you walk for a few minutes on regular basis.