Treatment for Sacroiliac Dysfunction in San Leandro
The sacroiliac joints connect the lower spine to the pelvic bone. These joints work to support the spine and allow slight movement for shifting the weight of the upper body to the legs. When the sacroiliac joints are affected by injuries, abnormalities or disease, they can cause pain and dysfunction. Allied Pain & Spine Institute offers diagnosis and treatment for sacroiliac dysfunction in San Leandro, CA.
The sacroiliac (SI) joints are rigid joints that have limited movement. They are supported by multiple muscles, ligaments and tendons in the hips, legs, back, buttocks and abdominal area. The sciatic nerves pass closely by the SI joints, which can be impacted by injuries or disease.
Sacroiliac dysfunction can occur when injuries, disease or abnormalities affect the SI joints. Trauma or impact injuries to the pelvis or lower back can cause SI joint damage, which can also contribute to osteoarthritis in the future. Some individuals may be born with SI joint abnormalities, which can cause sacroiliac dysfunction.
Symptoms of Sacroiliac Dysfunction
If you have problems within your SI joints, it can cause pain and other symptoms. SI joint conditions are often misdiagnosed as lumbar spine or pelvic conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Sacroiliac dysfunction can result in lower back, pelvic, buttock and thigh pain. The pain may be worse when sitting for long periods.
Relief for Sacroiliac Syndrome or Dysfunction
The treatment for sacroiliac syndrome depends on what is causing the pain and functional issues. Pain management may include medications and SI joint injections, as well as other pain reduction treatments. Restoring SI joint strength and function may include physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our pain specialists can create a customized treatment plan based on your specific SI joint condition.
If you have symptoms of SI joint dysfunction, there are treatment options to give you relief. If you live in Oakland, Fremont or throughout the South Bay area, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. Contact our medical center in San Leandro, CA, to schedule a sacroiliac joint exam and consultation to get relief from your SI joint pain.