A Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Lower Back PainUp to 85% of all people have lower back pain at some point in life. Dealing with back pain can be a frustrating experience, made even more challenging when trying to identify the correct pain generator. A commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain may be the Sacroiliac (SI) joint. The SI joint can be responsible for up to 25% of lower back pain. New diagnostic and therapeutic procedures have recently become available which you may find of value. Potential causes of SI joint dysfunction may include degenerative disease, history of trauma, failed back surgery and pregnancy/childbirth. Recent clinical publications report that 43% of all post-lumbar and lumbosacral fusion patients may have SI joint dysfunction. SI joint symptoms often limit self-supporting daily activities, work, social and recreational pursuits. Lack of activity can lead to obesity, depression and general physical deterioration. If you are experiencing lower back pain, we encourage you to contact our Macon office for an appointment to see one of our back doctors if the SI joint may be your pain generator. We would be pleased to discuss how the SI joint causes lower back pain and new treatment options including: non-operative therapy, and a new minimally invasive procedure.
posted 05/01/2017 in Spine
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