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Anyone Had SI-LOK Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Procedure?

I, recently, was examined by an orthopedic surgeon. He informed me that the cause of my EXCRUCIATING pain is due to severe arthritis of both hips and S-1 dysfunction. He, first, (and occurring this week), wants to give me some kind of injection. He says that the injection will allow him to determine if his diagnosis is correct.

If the injection is not helpful, (giving me relief), he then wants to use the SI-LOK Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction procedure. It is a surgery where a small incision is made and, then, with the surgeon putting screws into the vertebra.


I am very concerned. I have had spinal injections in the past. All have caused me to have MORE pain.

I am very concerned about the possible surgical procedure.

I'd appreciate learning from others if they have had this type of procedure and learning if the procedure was successful.

Thank you!

Two Dimes


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I had a spinal fusion at L4/L5 & L5/S1 in December 2012. Long story short, I am 30 years old and still off of work thanks to SI joint pain. I have done the physical therapy and one injection and now since those have not relieved my pain I am faced with the decision of having my left SI joint fused. From all my research and doctor's appointment, it seems this is the only option left and my head is spinning. It only takes 30-45 minutes for the actual surgery, and one night in the hospital. From what I'm told it is a six week recovery period and your pain symptoms are immediately relieved after the surgery. I wish you the best and feel free to contact me with any questions!
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