Sacroiliac Joint Pain
The sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is associated with low back pain and pain below the hip area, including the buttocks. SI joint pain is usually one-sided and worsens with transitional movements, such as going from sitting to standing or going up and down steps. If you are experiencing pain like this, then we encourage you to seek treatment from Dr. Ai Mukai in Central Austin or South Austin, Texas.
Pain in the SI joint may be indicative of a rheumatologic condition, where the SI joint is inflamed. Women are prone to sacroiliac joint pain because the ligaments are looser to allow for childbirth. Sacroiliac joint pain can also be caused by injury.
SI Joint Pain Treatment Options:
- Physical therapy (typically manual therapy)
- Massage therapy/Chiropractic
- Sacroiliac ligament and joint injections under ultrasound or x-ray
- Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency ablation (using radiofrequency waves to "ablate" the nerves that supply the joint for 6-9 months relief)
- Medication for inflammation and muscle strain
For more information about SI joint pain and treatment options, please read Dr. Mukai’s handout on sacroiliac joint pain.
Visit Dr. Ai Mukai to Help Treat Your SI Joint Pain
SI joint pain is not something you should have to live with, especially when pain relief is available to you. Visit Dr. Mukai to learn more about how to find relief from sacroiliac joint pain. Make an appointment today by calling Texas Orthopedics in Austin at (512) 485-0514 or schedule an appointment online.