I suffered with SI joint pain for years then finally there was hope. I kept having to get painful injections that just weren't working anymore. My neuro surgeon told me about a new surgery that would alleviate the pain. I was a little worried because how new the surgery was but I really trusted my surgeon. I chose to have the surgery & I have never regretted it! The scar is approximately 3 inches long, very little pain after surgery, I was up & doing pretty much everything the next day! I no longer suffer with SI joint pain!! He placed 3 dowels in my SI joint and I can honestly say I am finally pain free!! Yeah, no more injections! My surgery was April 13th 2013. Still happy as heck & enjoying life again.