Sacroiliitis is inflammation of one or both joints in the sacroiliac joint - it's where the lower part of the spine connects to the pelvis. Sacroiliitis can cause pain in the buttocks or lower back, and it can extend down one or both legs. The pain may be exacerbated by prolonged straining or climbing stairs.
Sacroiliitis can be difficult to diagnose because its causes are confused with the causes of lower back pain. It has also been linked to a group of diseases that cause inflammatory arthritis of the spine. Treatment may involve physical therapy and medication.
What is sacroiliac arthritis?
Sacroiliitis (posterior pelvic joint) is one of the most important causes of lower back pain, and the patient with inflammation and roughness of this joint is often confused that he suffers from a herniated disc between the lumbar vertebrae or that he suffers from sciatica pain or roughness in the lumbar vertebrae, but by careful medical examination Inflammation and roughness of the sacroiliac joint is diagnosed, and after clinical examination, the doctor may need to make an x-ray or an MRI scan to confirm the diagnosis of the condition and then start treatment
Symptoms of sacroiliac joint inflammation
The pain associated with sacroiliitis usually affects the buttocks and lower back. It can also affect the feet, groin, and even the legs. Sacroiliitis pain can be aggravated by:
Carrying more weight on one foot than the other
Walking in strides
1- If the patient suffers from simple inflammation or roughness, the doctor may prescribe some analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs for him with some simple exercises or physical therapy sessions, and often they are sufficient to treat simple cases of inflammation of this joint
2- If the degree of roughness is moderate or severe, then we need to do a limited intervention by injecting the affected joint with anti-inflammatory drugs, then injecting the gelatinous liquid or injecting the plasma rich in platelets, either inside the affected joint or the ligaments around the joint, which may also be the cause of the pain he suffers Including the patient, this is done under local anesthesia and complete sterilization, as well as using the latest ultrasound devices to follow the injection needle during the injection of the joint as well as the ligaments around the joint.