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Sacroiliitis

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Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis

Introduction
Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of one or both sacroiliac joints – it is located at the lower part of the spine connecting to the pelvis. Sacroiliitis can cause pain in the buttocks or low back, and it can extend down to one or both legs. The pain may be exacerbated by prolonged straining or climbing stairs.

Sacroiliitis is difficult to be diagnosed because its causes are similar to the causes of low back pain. It is also linked to a group of diseases that cause inflammatory arthritis of the spine. Treatment may involve physiotherapy and medications.


What is sacroiliac arthritis?

Sacroiliitis is one of the most important causes of low back pain. the patient who has inflammation and osteo-arthritis 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 spondylosis in the lumbar vertebrae, but through taking history in a proper way and by good physical examination, sacroiliitis can be diagnosed. After which the doctor may need to make x-ray or  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 lower limbs, the groin, and even the sole of both feet. Sacroiliitis pain can be aggravated by:

Prolonged stress
Carrying heavy weights and stressing on one lower limb than the other
Climbing stairs
Running
Walking in strides
 

treatment
1- If the patient suffers from simple inflammation or osteoarthritis, the doctor may prescribe him some analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs with some simple exercises or physiotherapy sessions, and often they are sufficient to treat simple cases of inflammation of this joint

2- If the degree of osteoarthritis is moderate or severe, then we need to do a limited intervention by injecting the affected joint with anti-inflammatory drugs, gelatinous liquid material and plasma rich in platelets, either inside the affected joint or the ligaments around it. this procedure is done under local anesthesia and with complete sterilization, as well as using the latest fluoroscopy devices to visualize the needle during the injection of the joint.

WHY ORA CLINICS?

Because in the ORA premuim center we always take care of the patient's time and health, and our affirmation is that home is a key inside the center. As for the limited interventions, to treat the spine and the spine and roughness, we always provide the latest techniques and non-surgical techniques under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mohamed Kora. (Doctors' staff). We wish you a better life with ORA Clinics.