Sacroiliac Pain

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Treat Dull to Severe Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is the joint that connects the spine to the pelvis. This is one of the most unique joints in the human body because it has a limited range of motion of less than 20 degrees. The sacroiliac joint also happens to be one of the few bicondylar joints with two surfaces that move and work together to produce motion. The limited range of motion and the bicondylar nature of the joint makes it incredibly hard to dislocate.

When the two surfaces of the sacroiliac joint don’t work together, you experience sacroiliac pain. Consequently, the sacroiliac joint disorder is marked by the dysfunction and loss of mobility in the sacroiliac joint, leading to pain in the lower back and legs. The symptoms are usually dull, but they can intensify over time, leading to increased difficulty while running or climbing the stairs. The root cause of sacroiliac joint pain isn’t well known.

Sacroiliac Pain: Symptoms

The sacroiliac joint is located in the point of connection between the spine and the pelvis. As such, the symptoms of sacroiliac pain usually appear on the lower back, buttocks, legs, groin, and lower extremities of the body. The symptoms are usually mild, but their intensity increases over time. Due to the reduced range of motion in the hips and lower back, you may also experience pain and instability in the pelvis, making it hard to perform normal activities.

The following are some of the symptoms of sacroiliac pain:

  • Pain in the lower back with gradually increasing intensity
  • Radiating pain in the lower extremities, including the groins, buttocks, and hips
  • Symptoms of pain in one or both sides of the hips
  • Stabbing and sharp pains in the back
  • Numbness and tingling sensations in the back
  • Limited range of motion in the hips, pelvis, and groins
  • Increasing pain while running or climbing the stairs
  • Instability and loss of mobility in the pelvic region

Sacroiliac Pain: Treatments

Dr. Kakoulides curates personalized sacroiliac pain treatments based on your symptoms and goals. Your initial consultation starts with a thorough discussion of your symptoms, a physical examination, and a series of diagnostic scans, including X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans. After identifying the root cause of your sacroiliac pain, Dr. Kakoulides curates a personalized treatment plan just for you.

If you have mild sacroiliac pain, Dr. Kakoulides may recommend conservative treatments and lifestyle changes, such as physical therapy, rest, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. If the symptoms persist, the spine specialist may recommend epidural injections or minimally invasive spine surgery. Complex spinal reconstruction is only meant for extreme, severe cases if all other treatments fail.

Contact Dr. George Kakoulides

Dr. George Kakoulides is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in cutting-edge, minimally invasive spine treatments. He uses the most advanced diagnostic tools to identify and treat the root cause of sacroiliac pain, ensuring long-lasting results. He is an incredibly compassionate spine specialist, and he believes the patient-doctor relationship is an intrinsic component of optimal recovery. Please schedule an appointment to explore your sacroiliac pain treatment options in New York.