Open Accessibility Menu

When to Consider Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

When to Consider Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

If you suffer from persistent lower back or hip pain, it is important to know when to consider surgical intervention. The spine experts at Inspired Spine outline the signs and symptoms that may suggest that a sacroiliac joint fusion may be the right treatment option for your persistent pain.

You Have Persistent Pain

When it comes to sacroiliac (SI) joint pain—pain tends to radiate on one side of the lower back or the hip. When you have SI joint pain, it can make everyday activities unbearable. While mild pain can typically be managed with less invasive treatment options like physical therapy or steroid injection, they don’t get to the root of the problem. If your pain continues to worsen over time, it may be time to talk with a spinal surgeon about Si joint fusion as a more permanent treatment option.

You Suffer From Pelvic Instability

Your pelvis plays a much more important role in your everyday life than you realize. This supportive structure helps you to perform simple tasks like sitting, standing, walking, and more. When you suffer from SI joint pain, it can make your hips unstable—affecting your ability to do these things comfortably.

You Have Pain After Sitting or Standing

When it comes to back pain, in most cases, it is alleviated when in a resting position. If you are still experiencing pain while in a relaxed position or immediately afterward, sacroiliac joint fusion may be a viable treatment option for your condition.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Minnesota

When it comes to aches and pains, discomfort that affects your back can be more than just an annoyance—it can negatively affect your quality of life and your independence. At Inspired Spine, our experienced and knowledgeable spinal surgeons are dedicated to relieving your chronic back pain with the least invasive treatment possible.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our spine surgeons, call (952) 225-5266 today