Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
The sacroiliac joint is the link between the pelvis to the bottom part of the spine, right above the tailbone. This joint is responsible for most of the force and weight transfers from between the legs and the upper body. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction causes mild to severe pain in the legs, lower back region and the pelvic region due to inflammation.
- Pain in the pelvic region (hips, groin, buttock)
- Leg pain
- Tingling sensations
- Some severe cases can also develop insomnia or depression
- Lower back X-rays
- Injections, to determine whether or not the sacroiliac joint is the source of discomfort.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – to pinpoint the accurate location of existing inflammation or fractures.
- Computed tomography (CT) scan – this gives a more comprehensive view of the bones and the joints.
The non-surgical treatment methods may include:
- Steriod/Epidural injections
- Pain medication
Burak Ozgur, MD can address sacroiliac joint dysfunction with holistic and minimally invasive procedures or request an appointment for consultation by calling (949) 383-4190 or toll free 888-64-SPINE or Contact Us ➲.