Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a common and often overlooked cause of chronic low back pain. It typically presents as sharp or aching pain in the lower back region and can often radiate into the hip or buttock area. It can be precipitated by a sports or traumatic accident, prior back surgery or degenerative “wear and tear” arthritis. We often see it occur in young post-partum females as a result of hormones related to pregnancy. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction makes it hard to complete trivial tasks like standing/sitting for long periods, pain when walking or feeling of instability in the legs. Historically, this was a hard to treat and often over-looked pain generator however due to advances in medicine we are now better equipped to help patient’s with this painful syndrome.