Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome Surgery in New Jersey
When it comes to Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome surgery, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust. As one of the states leading destinations for spine surgery & treatment in NJ, Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome is a spinal condition that Dr. Rovner and his advanced surgical team treats.
The sacroiliac joint is the point where the spine connects to the pelvis. Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome causes pain in the sacroiliac joint and in the lower back and legs. Sometimes Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome is referenced to as Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.
The Sacroiliac Joint is Unique
The Sacroiliac joint has several characteristics that make it stand out from other joints in the human body. It is very limited in the amount of motion it can perform, its full range of motion is less that 20 degrees.
The sacroiliac joint is very difficult to dislocate. It is also one of the few joints in the human body that is bicondylar. A bicondylar joint has two surfaces that move and work together to produce the joint’s motion.
Information About Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome happens when the two parts of the joint are no longer working in unison.
When this happens pain in the back, legs, and groin manifests. It is most often a mild dull pain. However, when a person suffering from Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome changes from a sitting to a standing position the pain may become worse.
The Causes of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
The cause of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome is not always known. The pain and irritation can be caused not only by too much movement but also too little movement.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
The diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome can be a challenging one but Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics is up to the challenge. There is no one test or tool used in the diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome. Instead the diagnostic process will involve a physical exam and possibly some tests such as x-rays, CT Scans, and MRIs.
Once Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome is diagnosed there are numerous treatment options that can be considered. In more mild cases of the disease the only treatment that will be needed is simple lifestyle modification and pain management through medication. More rarely, injections or surgery might be required. Dr. Joshua Rovner will discuss all of Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics state of the art treatment options with you and you can make an informed decision about your treatment together.