Sacroiliac Joint Pain (cont.)
Jason C. Eck, DO, MS
Dr. Eck received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Catholic University of America in Biomedical Engineering, followed by a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. Following this he worked as a research engineer conducting spine biomechanics research. He then attended medical school at University of Health Sciences. He is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What are the sacroiliac (SI) joints?
- What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction?
- What causes sacroiliac joint dysfunction?
- What are sacroiliac joint dysfunction symptoms?
- How is sacroiliac joint dysfunction diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for sacroiliac joint dysfunction?
- How can sacroiliac joint dysfunction be prevented?
- Find a local Rheumatologist in your town
How can sacroiliac joint dysfunction be prevented?
Unfortunately, SI joint dysfunction is not preventable in some people. For many, it is an unfortunate part of the normal aging process. However, the severity can be reduced through treatment with medication, injections, or physical therapy. Maintaining a healthy body weight and good conditioning can reduce the chances of developing SI joint dysfunction and other forms of arthritis. By reducing the loads on the joints, there is less chance for cartilage damage and subsequent arthritis.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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