Patient Comments: Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your SI joint pain?

Comment from: ASinpain, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

I am 32 years old and have been dealing with back pain for years along with that my SI joints keep popping out of place each one exterior rotating. This has been causing me horrible pain; I have went through physical therapy where I could barely walk afterwards, tried a SI belt, injections, nerve blocks, chiropractic and medication none of this seems to help. My doctor asked me if I would be interested in SI Infuse. I hurt nonstop and it is so hard to deal with.

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Comment from: savage, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I have had SI joint pain for years. I have had several SI joint injections and did not get any relief from the intense pain. I have had other steroid injections in my back, neck, hip and knees and this was by far the most painful injection to endure! They "numb you up" and wait a few minutes before injecting the site. That was bad, but the injection was horrific! It sent me through the roof! After two of those (they say sometimes they take 2 injections to work) I decided I would NEVER have another SI joint injection again! hope this helps.

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Comment from: Michele, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

After 18 years of back pain I got a correct diagnosis, my SI was out of place causing my spine to twist at the base. I had Dextrose Sclerosant Therapy from a fantastic rheumatologist, along with a little physiotherapy. What a difference. 10 years on, I have only had a couple of minor bad back incidents which were probably my own fault, and nowhere near as severe as before. Basically, the physio puts the joint into place, then you have a few injections of dextrose into the joint at 2 week intervals. The dextrose merely aggravates the ligaments to strengthen more quickly, holding the joint as it should be. It changed my life.

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Comment from: cyberfarie2u, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 30

I have scoliosis, spina bifida, osteoarthritis, disfigured pelvic bones and hips, and sacroiliitis. Needless to say, I have considerable pain on a daily basis. I have tried it all, physical therapy, chiropractor, water exercises, electrical stimulation, steroid injections, spinal fusions, about 9 spine surgeries, you name it...I have done it. My doctor finally figured out that most of my symptoms are from my sacroiliitis. So I tried the radio frequency. IT WAS AWESOME!!! I had 70% relief of pain, however it only lasted about 3 months. Now the pain is back worse that ever. I'm lost, I can't afford another round of RF, and am seriously thinking maybe sciatic fusion is my last resort.

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Comment from: DougW, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 19

I was training for a 25k trail race. I am a 43 year old male, and noticed about 3 weeks ago that I had really bad pain in my buttocks and my low back was aching. I had trouble standing up straight. Anything that caused hip and core twisting hurt. Three weeks now and it's not getting better.

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Comment from: signoradelia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

In 2003 I had radio frequency ablation for my SI joint pain, from which I had been suffering increasingly for years. The result was close to miraculous, and the relief lasted for 6 years. I have been experiencing pain for the past year, and I'm ready to find a physician to do it again (my previous physician died at 48 the year after my procedure!) I was 58 at the time.

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Comment from: DC J, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 26

A chiropractic adjustment of the sacrum is the fastest, most practical, and affordable treatment for this condition.

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Comment from: JA PERSON, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

The injections have helped me tremendously. I had a total knee re-replacement and I have arthristis in my knees, after this injection I can move more, no pain. So the injections were a great choice for my SI, and knee and joint pain.

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