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Does this sound like SI joint dysfunction?

autimom4everaautimom4ever Posts: 25
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems

4 months ago - sudden low back pain (sacral/lumbar)
Also right hip and inguinal pain

MRI negative (from ortho - then he said "I don't know")
Went to Neuro - referred me for PT
Went to spine specialist - thought it might be coxxydenia and did a coxxyx injection - did not work

I'm lost and VERY frustrated! I still have to work with all this pain

I have a follow up appt with the Spine Specialist Friday.

I'm going broke trying to find a cause.

Any thoughts?


  • It is possible that your symptoms could be consistent with SIJ dysfunction. It is important for your spine specialists to make sure that there are no findings on the MRI that could mimic the symptoms you are suffering from. However if the MRI is normal then I would recommend a diagnostic sacroiliac injection under xray guidance evaluating for at least a 75 percent reduction of your current painful symptoms with movements that increase your pain. This should repeated if positive. If both diagnostic injections are positive then you may want a steroid injection into the sacroiliac joint with physical therapy and possible manual medicine therapy. However I would agree a more accurate diagnosis is in order. Hope this helps.
    Amish R Patel DO, MPH
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