Will my doctor check for SI joint problems?

Doctors do not always look for the SI joint as a source of lower back pain, although many articles have been written about it. Sometimes your lower back pain may have been previously diagnosed as originating from the lumbar spine. However, if your symptoms don’t fit what the doctor can see on an MRI, this may indicate that your pain is coming from a place other than the lumbar spinal region. Your doctor may determine if your SI joint is the source of your pain by ruling out other sources of pain as well as running specific tests.