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Treatment for Lower Back Pain in Atlanta, GA

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac joint pain, or sacroiliitis, is the term used to describe inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints. The sacroiliac joints are located where the pelvis connects to the lower spine, and are primarily used to absorb shock from the spine. Sacroiliitis most often results in pain in the hips, legs, buttocks, and lower back.

Because sacroiliitis can often be confused with sciatica, it’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis from a spine professional like the team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists. Our experienced spinal clinicians can provide an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan, incorporating the latest evidence-based treatments to help you find relief.

The Physicians are committed to helping patients with sacroiliac joint pain find relief and live better lives. If you’re ready to take the first step, schedule your first appointment with us today.

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Treatment & Diagnosis of Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliac joint pain is a condition that causes discomfort and pain in the sacroiliac joints that connect the spine to the pelvis. It's common in older adults and is caused by degeneration, inflammation, or injury to the sacroiliac joint. 

The most common signs and symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the lower back, hip, groin, and buttocks.
  • Sharp or dull ache on one or both sides of the buttocks.
  • Pain that radiates down the leg, sometimes resembling sciatica.
  • Stiffness that gets worse after sitting or standing for a long time.
  • Difficulty walking or climbing stairs.

The treatment options for sacroiliac joint pain depend on the severity of the condition and its associated symptoms. The following are the most common treatments for sacroiliac joint pain:

  • Physical therapy: Exercises and stretches that target the muscles around the sacroiliac joint can help reduce pain and improve mobility.
  • Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers may help control pain and inflammation.
  • Injections: Steroid injections directly into the sacroiliac joint can reduce inflammation and relieve pain and discomfort.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: A minimally invasive procedure in which radio waves are used to heat up and destroy the nerve fibers around the sacroiliac joint.
  • Surgery: In rare cases where symptoms are severe and other treatment options haven't been successful, surgery may be necessary to stabilize the joint.

It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on the severity and symptoms of your sacroiliac joint pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will sacroiliac joint pain go away on its own?

In mild cases, sacroiliac joint pain may go away on its own with rest and self-care measures such as ice packs, stretching, and wearing supportive footwear. However, leaving the condition untreated could result in more severe pain and an increased risk of further injury. If the pain persists or worsens, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider for an appropriate treatment plan.

Can sacroiliac joint pain be prevented?

 Maintaining good posture, exercising regularly, wearing comfortable and supportive shoes, and maintaining a healthy weight are essential steps to help reduce the risk of developing sacroiliac joint pain. In addition, avoiding repetitive movements and practicing proper lifting techniques may also help.

Do you accept insurance for sacroiliitis treatment?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for lower back pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area.  Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best back pain specialist near me?

If you’re ready to find relief from spinal pain, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.