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Sacroiliac Joint Painin Phoenix, AZ

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Your healthcare provider may ask you to lose or gain weight if you are obese, overweight, or underweight in conjunction with other treatment options. If an underlying medical condition is the cause of your SI pain, your healthcare professional will add treatment options for that specific condition to your treatment plan.

  • Rest
  • Yoga, functional mobility training, and gentle stretching
  • Physical or chiropractic therapy
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or topical creams, prescription pain relievers or muscle relaxants
  • Back or hip bracing
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Nerve ablations or blocks
  • SI joint fusion surgery

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain in lower back and buttock
  • Pain radiating to the lower hip, groin, or upper thigh
  • Pain worsening when sitting, standing, sleeping, walking, or climbing stairs
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the leg
  • Limited mobility in lower back and hips
  • Stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvis, and groin
  • Instability in pelvis or lower back
  • Pain worsening when shifting positions
  • Affecting one side more than other

CAUSES

Many causes of SI joint pain are idiopathic, meaning they have no known cause. Other causes of SI joint dysfunction include:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Too loose or tight of ligaments surrounding the joint
  • SI joint instability
  • Trauma to the SI joint
  • Pregnancy and childbirth for those with uteruses
  • Obesity or being underweight, as both increase the pressure on your SI joint
  • Hip or spine surgery
  • Activities that place repeated stress on SI joint, such as contact sports, labor-intensive jobs, or heavy lifting
  • Uneven pelvic movement
    • Possible causes
      • Legs are different lengths
      • Arthritis in hips or knees
      • Autoimmune disorders, such as axial spondyloarthritis
      • Wearing walking boot on foot or ankle
      • Wearing non-supportive footwear

The Pain Experts of Arizona was founded to bring the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art setting that emphasizes the belief of treating our patients with the same respect, compassion, and dedication we would treat our own friends and family.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.