Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome Specialist

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Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome services offered in Newark and Milford, DE

An estimated 10 million adults in the United States have chronic back and hip pain from sacroiliac joint syndrome. At Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain, the pain specialists offer comprehensive care for sacroiliac joint syndrome. They provide on-site diagnostic X-rays and other testing services and customize a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms. Call the office in Newark or Milford, Delaware, to schedule a sacroiliac joint syndrome consultation, or book an appointment online today.

Q & A

What is sacroiliac joint syndrome?

Sacroiliac joint syndrome is a condition that affects the sacroiliac joint in your lower back.

This joint connects your hips bones to your sacrum, the bone between your lower spine and tailbone. It’s responsible for absorbing the shock of your movements between your upper body and your pelvis.

You can develop sacroiliac joint syndrome if you have too much movement in your joint, which can lead to instability and pain. You can also develop this condition if your joint moves too little, leading to muscle tension, pain, and reduced mobility.

Inflammation can also lead to sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Pregnant women may be at increased risk for the condition over men.

When should I seek treatment for sacroiliac joint syndrome?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain if you have symptoms of sacroiliac joint syndrome that interfere with your mobility. These symptoms can include:

  • Shock-like pain in your lower back
  • Pelvic pain and stiffness
  • Pain that radiates into your hips or buttocks
  • Difficulty walking or standing

The providers offer physical exams and on-site diagnostic testing services, including X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

They may also perform a sacroiliac joint injection to confirm your diagnosis. This procedure can also treat your pain and involves injecting an anesthetic into your joint to see if it relieves your symptoms. The providers rely on the guidance of fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray technology, to ensure the injection goes into the proper location.

Based on the results of your tests, the pain specialists customize a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and improve the function of your joint.

How is sacroiliac joint syndrome treated?

If you can’t reduce pain from sacroiliac joint syndrome with rest, ice or heat therapy, and over-the-counter medications, the Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain providers may recommend:

  • Prescription medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Supportive braces
  • Sacroiliac joint injections

You may also need to modify your activities for several weeks to give your joint time to heal. The providers can determine when it’s safe for you to resume exercise and other strenuous activities.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for sacroiliac joint syndrome, call Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain today, or book a consultation online.

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