What are some options to address SI joint problems?
There are several options to address SI joint problems. Some people respond to physical therapy and exercises. Others require more interventional treatments including therapeutic injections. These procedures are often performed repetitively, and frequently symptom improvement using these therapies is temporary.
Once appropriate non-surgical options have been tried and do not provide relief, your surgeon may consider other options, including surgery.
[Ref: Buchowski, et al. Functional and radiographic outcome of sacroiliac arthrodesis for the disorders of the sacroiliac joint. The Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society 5, no. 5 (October 2005): 520-528; discussion 529]