Dysfunction or the loss of mobility in the sacroiliac joint, the point where the spine connects with the pelvis, can lead to pain and discomfort in the legs and lower back. Dr. Behnam Salari, the leading orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey, provides comprehensive and personalized treatments to address the root cause of your sacroiliac pain, ensuring optimal results with minimal downtime.

Understanding the Sacroiliac Joint

The sacroiliac joint connects the spine to the pelvis. It’s the most unique joint in the human body because of its limited range of motion — less than 20 degrees. Furthermore, it’s one of the few bicondylar joints in the human body, i.e., it has two surfaces that simultaneously move and work to produce motion. Because of these factors, the sacroiliac joint is also hard to dislocate.

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What is Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome?

The sacroiliac joint contains two surfaces that must work together to produce motion. When the two parts of the joint don’t work in unison, you experience sacroiliac pain. Common symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain include radiating pain in the back, legs, and groin. The pain is usually dull but can intensify when you stand up after sitting down. You may experience pain and discomfort because of too much or too little movement.

Symptoms of Sacroiliac Pain:

  • Mild to severe lower back pain
  • Radiating pain into the hips, buttocks, and groin
  • Pain may occur on one or both sides of the hips
  • Hot, sharp, and stabbing pains on the back
  • Numbness and tingling sensations on the lower back
  • Reduced range of motion in the hips, groin, pelvis, and lower back
  • Pain escalates while running, lying down, or climbing the stairs
  • Sensations of instability on the pelvis
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Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome

Dr. Salari performs a thorough diagnosis and evaluation to determine the precise nature of your sacroiliac pain. The diagnostic process involves a physical examination and a series of imaging tests, such as MRIs, CT scans, and x-rays. After diagnosing sacroiliac joint syndrome, Dr. Salari curates a personalized treatment plan to address your specific requirements.

For mild sacroiliac pain, the spine surgeon may recommend a combination of lifestyle changes, physical therapy, pain medications, and, in some cases, epidural steroid injections. However, in rare cases, the spine surgeon may recommend surgery. Dr. Salari specializes in minimally invasive techniques to ensure optimal comfort with minimal downtime.

Contact Dr. Salari for Sacroiliac Pain Treatment

Dr. Behnam Salari is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in spinal reconstructive surgery. He always performs thorough diagnostic scans to identify and treat the root cause of your sacroiliac joint problems rather than simply alleviating the symptoms. He aims to address all problems using non-surgical solutions, but if surgery is necessary, he performs the latest minimally invasive techniques.

If you have the signs or symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain, such as sciatic-like pain that spreads to the hips and buttocks, please schedule a consultation at our offices in Morristown, Hackettstown, Sparta, or Randolph in New Jersey.

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