Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of either one or both of your sacroiliac joints, which are located where the lower spine and pelvis are joined. There are many causes of sacroiliitis, but injury, pregnancy, and arthritis are among the most common.
This painful condition is often hard to diagnose due to frequently being mistaken for other causes of pain in the lower back. Sacroilititis has been linked to a group of other diseases that can trigger inflammatory arthritis within the spine.
Symptoms of Sacroiliitis
Pain from sacroiliitis typically occurs in the buttocks and lower back, but can also affect the legs, groin, and feet. This pain can be triggered by:
- Prolonged periods of standing
- Putting more weight on one leg than the other
- Stair climbing
- Taking long strides when walking
Sacroiliitis Risk Factors
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can stem from the following:
- Traumatic injury from impact
- Gait issues
- Prior lower back surgery
- Any repeated motions that place repeated stress on the joint
If you’re looking for diagnosis and effective treatment of sacroiliitis, the staff at the Oklahoma Center for Spine and Pain Solutions would love to see you. Our team is fully equipped to properly diagnose and provide effective treatment options for sacroiliitis — and we are often able to see new patients the same week they contact us.