Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a common cause of chronic low back pain that often goes overlooked. It presents as sharp or aching pain in the lower back region that can radiate into the hip or buttock area. This condition can be caused by a sports or traumatic accident, prior back surgery, degenerative arthritis, or post-partum hormonal changes in women. It can make it difficult to complete simple tasks such as standing or sitting for long periods, walking, and can cause feelings of instability in the legs.
In the past, this condition was difficult to treat, but with advances in medicine, there are now more effective treatment options available. These may include physical therapy, exercises, and techniques to improve muscle strength, stability and flexibility, manual therapy, medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injections, sacroiliac joint injection, and in some cases surgery.