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Sacroiliitis (Sacroiliac Joint Pain)

London Interventional Clinic is your trusted partner in Sacroiliitis care. Our expert team is dedicated to alleviating your pain through advanced diagnostics and personalised treatments. Together, let’s journey towards a life free from sacroiliac joint pain. Your health is our priority!

What is Sacroiliitis? Understanding the Pain and Inflammation in the Sacroiliac Joint

Sacroiliitis is a common cause of low back and buttock pain that may be associated with the Sacroiliac joint. This joint connects the spine to the pelvis and is crucial for shock absorption and stability during activities like walking and running. Pain caused by Sacroiliitis can persist for long periods and can radiate from the lower back to the hips or buttocks. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the causes, symptoms, and treatments for Sacroiliitis.

Symptoms of Sacroiliitis:

Sacroiliitis is a condition where one or both of your sacroiliac joints — located where your lower spine and pelvis connect — become inflamed. This can cause significant pain in your buttocks or lower back and may extend down one or both legs. It’s a common source of discomfort but is often misdiagnosed due to its similar symptoms to other conditions. Our specialists are here to help provide accurate diagnoses and targeted treatment.

Diagnosis of Sacroiliitis:

Sacroiliitis can be effectively treated through a mix of medication, physical therapy, and interventional procedures. Over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen can help reduce pain and inflammation. Muscle relaxants can help manage muscle spasms, while corticosteroids, often injected directly into the joint, can reduce inflammation. Physical therapy can provide exercises that improve flexibility, stabilise the joint, and reduce pain. If these treatments aren’t effective, procedures such as sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, or nerve blocks might be recommended. These procedures involve either injecting a corticosteroid and anesthetic into the joint, using an electrical current to decrease pain signals from a specific area, or injecting an anesthetic near specific nerves to block the pain signal. Surgery is typically considered as a last resort when all other options have failed and the pain is severe, with sacroiliac joint fusion being the most common procedure. The choice of treatment largely depends on the severity of the symptoms and the patient’s response to initial treatment. It’s crucial to discuss these options with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of action.

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Simple Treatments for Sacroiliitis:

Short-term relief from Sacroiliitis can be achieved through simple methods like applying heat or cold packs to the affected area, keeping active, and stretching the back. Low-impact sports like yoga, swimming, walking, and Pilates can help to strengthen the lower back and buttocks. Over-the-counter remedies like ibuprofen can also be taken for short periods to relieve pain.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Physiotherapy for Sacroiliitis:

If simple methods do not resolve the pain, further treatment, including cortisone injections and referral to a high-level physiotherapist. The physiotherapist can provide guidance on appropriate exercises that can be performed under supervision.

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Expert Treatment for Sacroiliitis at the London Interventional Clinic:

At the London Interventional Clinic, Dr. Stephen Humble regularly treats patients with Sacroiliitis using a combination of cortisone injections, anti-inflammatories and specialist physios. Our team is ready to discuss your requirements and arrange appointments for you.

Invasive Treatments for Sacroiliitis:

In more acute cases of Sacroiliitis, image guided injections directly into the sacroiliac joint may be required. Invasive surgery to the sacroiliac joint is still experimental and cannot be recommended for the vast majority of cases.

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We understand the debilitating impact Sacroiliitis can have on your quality of life, but you don’t have to bear it alone. At the London Interventional Clinic, our dedicated team of experts is ready to guide you on your journey to recovery. We’re committed to delivering personalised care that targets not just your symptoms, but the root cause of your pain.

With state-of-the-art diagnostic services, cutting-edge treatment options, and compassionate, ongoing care, we aim to provide the relief you need and the quality of life you deserve. Don’t let Sacroiliitis hold you back. Take the first step towards a pain-free life today.

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FAQs

Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of one or both sacroiliac joints, where your lower spine and pelvis connect. This can result in significant pain in your buttocks or lower back and sometimes extend down one or both legs.

Symptoms of Sacroiliitis can include lower back or buttock pain, pain radiating down one or both legs, pain aggravated by activities that strain the sacroiliac joints, and stiffness and reduced range of motion in the lower back, hips, and legs.

At London Interventional Clinic, we use state-of-the-art equipment to conduct comprehensive evaluations. This includes carefully reviewing your medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans, if necessary.

Our clinic offers a range of treatment options for Sacroiliitis, including medications, physical therapy, and interventional procedures like sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, or nerve blocks. Surgical options may also be considered when other treatments are ineffective.

You can book an appointment with us by visiting our website, emailing, or calling our clinic directly. Our dedicated staff is available to help you schedule your visit and answer any questions you may have about our services and treatments.

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