Sacroiliac joints lie within your sacrum. Pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be felt in the lower back, buttocks, pelvis, groin, and can sometimes extend into the legs.
Some symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction are as follows:
- Lower back pain
- Pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in lower extremities
- Pelvis/buttock pain
- Hip/groin pain
- Feeling of leg instability
- Disturbed sleep patterns due to pain
- Disturbed sitting patterns
It’s important to note that sacroiliac joint pain symptoms are similar to other conditions of the lumbar, or lower, spine. A proper examination is necessary to diagnose sacroiliac joint dysfunction. To relieve symptoms, physical therapy and medications may be prescribed. If conditions worsen or are severe, minimally invasive surgery may be necessary.