Large population suffers from SI Joint back pain

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On Tuesday, Dr. Dallin DeMordaunt from Davis Hospital and Medical Center, informed us about where most back pain originates for 20-30% of all those who suffers from it.

Everyone at some point in their lives will have some type of back pain. A lot suffer from Sacroiliac Pain that comes from The SI Joint and which connects the sacrum and the pelvis. It absorbs shock from impact that would otherwise go to the spine. It is located between the lower truck and upper trunk of the spine and back pain can originate in the sacrum.

Symptoms of SI Joint Dysfunction

  • Dull or sharp pain in legs, groin, or back
  • Pain when standing up
  • Feeling of leg instability
  • Inability to sit for long periods of time
  • In rare cases, numbness or tingling in legs

Treatment Options

  • Rest
  • Ice and heat
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • SI joint injections
  • SI joint radiofrequency
  • SI joint fusion surgery

Treatment options are conservative in nature but worse conditions could call for more aggressive treatments like Sacroiliac Joint Radial Frequency and Sacroiliac Fusion, which aren’t performed very often.

Make sure to consult your physician to identify the real problem to make sure pain isn’t related with another problem like fracture or disherniation which can have similar symptoms.

To learn more visit Davis Hospital and Medical Center.

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