Pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be felt anywhere in the lower back or spine, buttocks, pelvis, groin, or sometimes in the legs. Chronic SI joint pain symptoms can make it difficult to perform common daily tasks and can affect every aspect of a patient's life.
People with SI joint dysfunction can experience pain and impaired function. It's important to note that SI joint pain symptoms can be similar to those of other conditions of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip, and you will need an SI joint examination to properly diagnose the origin of the pain.
Common SI Joint Pain Symptoms
- Lower back pain (below L5)
- Sensation in 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
Understanding Your Symptoms
Sacroiliac (SI) joint disorders require appropriate interpretation of your history, clinical exam results, and imaging studies. Often hip pathology and/or lumbar pathology can coexist with SI joint pathology. A healthcare provider trained in SI joint dysfunction diagnosis and treatment can help diagnose your condition accurately and get you on the path for lasting relief.
Find a trained SI joint doctor near you for diagnosis and treatment.
Questions & Answers
These “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) were created to answer some of the most common questions about the sacroiliac joint and the iFuse Implant System.
- Where is my sacroiliac (SI) joint?
- What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction?
- What are some causes for pain in the lower back, buttocks or pelvic region?