WHAT IS SACROILIAC (SI) DISEASE?
The sacroiliac joint is located between the sacrum (the base of the spine) and the ilium (the lateral part of your pelvis). Like any joint, the SI joint is susceptible to aging, direct trauma, or any disease of the spine, sacrum or pelvis. Conversely, often SI disease is misdiagnosed as pelvic or back pain. Too much movement (hypermobility) causes discomfort in the lower back and/or hip, as well as the groin. Pain from too little movement (hypomobility) is often felt on one side of the low back, buttocks or thigh. Hypermobility may also be a generator of “sciatic-like” pain in the leg.
ARE THERE RISK FACTORS FOR SI DISEASE?
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