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SI Joint Pain

Get relief from SI joint pain with effective diagnosis and treatment options available at Bryan

Are you experiencing pain in your lower back, buttocks or pelvic region? Pain in these areas is a common symptom that affects many for their lifetime. The sacroiliac (SI) joint can be a significant reason for pain caused in these areas. 

What is the SI Joint and what are signs of SI Joint pain?

si jointSacroilliac (SI) Joint

The SI joint is located in the pelvis; it links the pelvis to the lowest part of the spine above the tailbone.

Like any other joint in the body, the sacroiliac (SI) joint can degenerate or become injured. When this happens, people can feel pain in their:

  • Buttocks
  • Lower back
  • Groin 
  • Legs

Pain can increase while lifting weights, running, walking or sleeping. Some women can experience symptoms during pregnancy or postpartum for more than six months. 

Diagnosing SI Joint Pain

Tests, X-Rays, CT-Scans and MRIs

A variety of tests may help determine whether the SI joint is causing your pain. In addition, X-rays, CT-scans and MRIs may be helpful in the diagnosis of SI joint-related problems. 

Injection

To determine if the SI joint is causing your lower back pain, an injection is used to numb the SI joint.

If your pain decreases by 50%, the SI joint is either the source, or a major contributor, to your lower back pain.

If your pain does not decrease by 50%, your SI joint it is less likely the cause of your lower back pain.

Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Options

Once the SI joint is confirmed as a source of your pain, treatment can begin.

Treatment can include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Oral medications
  • Injection therapy
  • Pelvic belt

Once non-surgical treatment options have been tried and do not provide relief, your doctor may consider other options, including surgery.

Surgical Options

si joint fuseiFuse Implant System® 

The iFuse Implant System® (“iFuse”) is a minimally-invasive surgery to stabilize the SI joint and eliminate motion when the joint is experiencing dysfunction or disruptions in movement. 

How does iFuse work and what are the benefits?

iFuse uses small titanium implants to stabilize and fuse the SI joint. Patients who have had iFuse experienced:

  • Significantly less pain
  • The ability to move more freely 
  • Better quality of life

Are you ready to find relief? 

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