Sacroiliac Joint

Neurosurgery located in Birmingham, AL

Sacroiliac Joint services offered in Birmingham, AL

If you have sacroiliac joint pain and need relief, see the experts at Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine in Birmingham, Alabama. The exceptional neurosurgeons offer conservative and surgical options to ease discomfort and restore joint functioning. Call the Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Sacroiliac Joint Q&A

What are sacroiliac joints?

Sacroiliac joints are the joints that connect your lower spine to your pelvis. When such joints become inflamed or damaged, pain and other debilitating symptoms may result. Seeing the experts at Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine offers relief from an array of sacroiliac joint conditions. 

What are the symptoms of sacroiliac joint problems?

The symptoms of sacroiliac joint conditions, such as sacroiliitis (inflammation of joints connecting your pelvis to your spine), may include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Buttocks pain
  • Radiating discomfort
  • Pain with prolonged standing
  • Discomfort while stair climbing
  • Pain with running or taking long strides

Complications that might result when sacroiliac joint problems are left unresolved include ongoing pain, depression, and insomnia.

What can cause sacroiliac joint conditions?

The risk factors linked with sacroiliac joint disorders include:

  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Falls
  • Pregnancy
  • Infections
  • Aging

While adopting healthy habits may reduce the chance of developing sacroiliac joint problems, you can’t necessarily avoid them if you’re at risk, and the exact cause isn’t always clear. 

How are sacroiliac problems diagnosed?

To diagnose sacroiliac joint issues and develop an effective treatment plan, your Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine provider reviews your lifestyle habits, medical history, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and order imaging tests, such as X-rays or an MRI. You may also need numbing injections to confirm a diagnosis.

What are the treatments for sacroiliac joint issues?

Your personalized treatment plan for sacroiliac joint problems depends on your symptoms, lifestyle, and treatment preferences. Your specialist might suggest trying home remedies, including rest, ice or heat packs, and over-the-counter medications. 

You might need physical therapy, prescription medications, joint injections, radiofrequency denervation, electrical stimulation, joint fusion, or other surgical procedures.

Your specialist may recommend more than one treatment and uses the latest advances in procedures and technologies to ensure exceptional results. They follow up with you to make sure you experience pain relief, and happily answer questions you may have before, during, and after your treatment.

To get relief from sacroiliac joint pain, schedule an evaluation at Alabama Neurological Surgery & Spine by phone or online today.