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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

About

Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint, also called the SI joint, can sometimes cause lower back and leg pain. Leg pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be particularly severe to differentiate from radiating leg pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation as they can feel quite similar.

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Lower back pain.
  • Pain the spreads.
  • Sciatic-like-pain.
  • Stiffness.
  • Worsened pain.
  • Instability.

 

Treatment Options

  • A brief rest period.
  • Applying ice or heat.
  • Pain medication.
  • Manual manipulation.
  • Supports or braces.
  • Sacroiliac joint injections.

 

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