The sacroiliac joint connects the hip bones to the sacrum and serves as a shock absorber between the upper body and the pelvis and legs. These tiny joints can be a common source of lower back and/or hip pain. The condition is difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms are also common, with many other causes of lower back and hip pain. Dr. Roy Nini offers expert diagnosis and sacroiliac joint dysfunction treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles.
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can often feel like radiating leg pain from a herniated disc or sciatica, making it difficult to diagnose. Usually, advanced diagnostic imaging through MRI or CT scans is necessary to pinpoint problems with the sacroiliac joints. Symptoms often include:
- Radiating pain
- Dull and aching lower back pain
- Pain that spreads to the hips and groin
- Stiffness in the hips
- Hip instability
Certain sports or activities that place repeated stress on the hips and hip joints can cause sacroiliac joint dysfunction and irritation, as well as gait issues that place uneven pressure on the hip joints while walking or running.
Non-Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Treatment in Los Angeles
A few days of rest and hot and cold therapy are usually sufficient to alleviate the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. OTC pain relievers and NSAIDs can also help with reducing pain and discomfort. More severe cases of sacroiliac joint dysfunction may require chiropractic manipulations, joint injections and physical therapy.
Dr. Nini and his medical team at Full Range Spine & Ortho may also recommend other treatments for accompanying symptoms. Each patient receives a comprehensive examination and customized treatment plan to address individual concerns. Our goal is to speed healing and a return to activity by using non-invasive and/or regenerative therapies.
Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho today, or contact us online to schedule an exam and consultation for the diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction in and around Los Angeles.