Common Issues

Sacroiliac Joint

Posted by admin on April 9, 2014

The sacroiliac joint is thought to be implicated in up to 40% of patients with chronic low back pain below the belt line.  History is often nonspecific, but often there is a history of trauma (following motor vehicle collision) and can be common following extensive spinal fusion.  Typically symptoms are unilateral and involve the buttocks.  There is also an association with some rheumatologic diseases.  The gold standard for diagnosis is image guided injection.