SI Joint Dysfunction - SI Joint Symptoms | SI-BONE

Symptoms of sacroiliac (SI) joint pain or SI joint dysfunction

Pain from sacroiliac joint disorders can be felt anywhere in the lower back, buttocks, or in the legs. Chronic SI joint pain can make it difficult to perform common daily tasks, and affect every aspect of a patient's life.

Chief Complaints1-4

  • Lower back pain (below L5)
  • Sensation of lower extremity: pain, numbness, tingling, weakness 
  • Pelvis / buttock pain 
  • Hip / groin pain 
  • Feeling of leg instability (buckling, giving way)
  • Disturbed sleep patterns due to pain
  • Disturbed sitting patterns (unable to sit for long periods, sitting on one side)
  • Pain going from sitting to standing

Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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2 Simopoulos TT, Manchikanti L, Singh V, Gupta S, Hameed H, Diwan S, Cohen SP. A systematic evaluation of prevalence and diagnostic accuracy of sacroiliac joint interventions. Pain Physician. 2012;15(3):E305-44.

3 Dreyfuss P, Dreyer SJ, Cole A, Mayo K. Sacroiliac joint pain. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2004;12(4):255-65.

4 Frymoyer JW et al. Raven Press; The Adult Spine Principles and Practice 1991. Chapter 101, pp. 2115-16, “The Sacro Iliac Joint Syndrome”