Symptoms and Causes of Sacroiliitis or Sacroiliac Joint Pain – Anil Kesani, MD
Dr. Anil Kesani explains that Sacroiliitis or Sacroiliac joint pain is a common cause of ongoing lower back pain. Anil Kesani MD who is the founder of SpineMD and a orthopedic spine surgeon performs minimally-invasive and nonsurgical treatments to relieve pain symptoms caused by spinal conditions.
Dr. Anil Kesani counsels patients managing chronic issues such as sacroiliitis or sacroiliac joint pain. In this condition, the joints that connect the sacrum to the pelvis become inflamed. As a result, individuals may feel pain from their lower back down to the back of their legs.
The pain is often aggravated by sitting for long periods of time, sleeping on your belly or certain actions such as running or going up stairs. Some people may also experience fevers or lower body stiffness if associated with autoimmune or infectious conditions.
Chronic illnesses that impact these sacroiliac joints, such as arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, a condition that affects the lower body specifically, are the major causes of sacroiliac joint pain. However, some conditions, such as pregnancy or severe trauma from a car accident or fall, can also damage the sacroiliac joints. In very rare cases, the joints can become infected with a strain of staph bacteria.
Treatment of Sacroiliitis
Sacroiliitis is a common source of debilitating lower back pain. Frequently sacroiliac joint injections are used in conjunction with other forms nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications in order to treat sacroiliitis.