Pain from sacroiliac joint (SI) dysfunction can be felt anywhere in the lower back or spine, buttocks, pelvis, groin, or sometimes in the legs. SI joint is a source of pain in 15-30% of patients with chronic low back pain.
Common Sacroiliac Joint Pain Symptoms:
- Lower back pain (below L5)
- Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness in legs.
- Pelvis/buttock pain
- Hip/groin pain
- Feeling of leg instability (buckling, giving way)
- Disturbed sleep patterns due to pain
- Inability to sit for long periods, sitting on one side
- Pain going from sitting to standing
Sacroiliac joint pain can be similar to those of other conditions of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip, and you will need an SI joint examination by a physician, like NorthBay orthopedic surgeon Dr. Elmes, who is specially trained to properly diagnosis and treat SI Joint dysfunction.
Sacroiliitis Treatment at NorthBay
NorthBay Center for Orthopedics offers several treatments to address SI joint pain, starting with physical therapy and exercises. When that’s not effective, interventional treatments like therapeutic SI joint injections, and SI joint fusion are options.
For more information about our sacroiliac joint pain and treatment services or to schedule an appointment, please call our orthopedic patient navigator at (707) 624-7600.