Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
There are many different conditions associated with lower back pain. One such condition is sacroiliac joint syndrome or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. This particular condition is characterized by lower back pain or pain in the groin, hips, or legs. The condition originates from the sacroiliac joint, which supports the spinal column and helps make leg movement possible.
When an individual has sacroiliac joint syndrome, it means that one side of thesacroiliac joint has begun to lose function. Unfortunately, there is no known cause for sacroiliac joint syndrome, and the symptoms are similar to those found in other spinal conditions. Lower back pain and pain felt in the legs or groin are common symptoms, and those with the condition often experience worsened pain when they move from sitting to standing or when they climb the stairs. In severe cases, patients may have great difficulty just walking.
Diagnosing and Treating Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
When you visit Central NJ Spine, you can rest assured in knowing that our medical professionals will care for you and treat you like an individual. When you visit our office over concerns that you might have sacroiliac joint syndrome, our doctors will meet with you to discuss your medical history and perform a physical examination to try to determine the cause of pain. Oftentimes, an MRI might be performed to help determine the right diagnosis and treatment plan. Once a diagnosis is made, an individual treatment plan may include injected or oral medications, physical therapy, or even surgery.
Are you experiencing symptoms of sacroiliac joint syndrome? If so, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today. Call our office at 201-371-6004.