Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint connects the sacrum and the right and left iliac bones. We often find that patients struggling with lower back pain may actually be suffering from Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. In addition to lower back pain patients may complain of pain in the buttocks, thigh, down the back of one or both legs, and complain of difficulty sitting or standing for long periods of time.

Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Buttocks Pain
  • Thigh Pain
  • Pain Down the Back of Leg
  • Difficulty Sitting in One Place for Too Long


  • Injury
    • Direct Fall
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Pelvic Injury
  • Abnormalities of the pelvic bone
  • Childbirth
  • Multiple pregnancies


  • History and Physical
  • X-ray of the sacroiliac joint


  • Physical therapy
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Procedures including:
    • Sacroiliac steroid injections
    • Radio-frequency ablation
  • Surgery – Sacroiliac Fusion

Success in treatment varies from patient to patient. In young patients treatment can be a permanent resolution to the problem. In older patients, suffering for a long time, ongoing pain management may be required.

Contact Dr. Ana Lipson today, your pain free life is waiting!

Lipson Pain Institute
210 1st Street North
Winter Haven, 33881

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