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Joint pain unknown

When it comes to the occurrence of the, so to say, mechanic in the nature pain in the lower part of the back, considered to be one of the most frequent culprits is a painful sacroiliac joint. Given the fact that that causes for the inflammation of this particular joint are still unknown, the notion that describes this particular ailment is the Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. The ailment in question may be quite unpleasant and come as something a bit difficult to bear at certain points. It does not represent one of those severe conditions, nor does it require any surgical procedure – only in case it becomes too difficult to control, which happens only in a limited number of cases and not at all too often. The greatest majority of people who are befallen by this condition do manage in the end to take full control of it, as well as relieve it completely by way of employing quite uncomplicated methods and treatment techniques.

The joint in question is located just in between the sacrum and the iliac bone, and falls into the group of those joints considered to be the largest in the human body. Basically, this joint is not one of those that are constantly in motion, but quite the contrary, it is most of the time motionless and when it does move, then this is done by way of sliding, rotation and tilting.

Condition initiators and culprits

As with just about any kind of joint related pain, initiators are plentiful. One of the culprits that can bring about the occurrence of this type of pain, especially in the later phases of a person’s life, is pregnancy. Another condition that can induce it as well is a person’s physical deficit, i.e. if a person in question has one leg shorter. This improper alignment can, in time, induce the occurrence of sacroiliac joint pain. In addition, various kinds of arthritis can also contribute to its occurrence – gout, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis etc. Bacteria can also cause harm to the joint in question, by initiating the occurrence of the condition known as the septic arthritis. Regarded as another quite common culprit is a specific and more severe injury to this joint.


The most common manifestations include such as pain in the lower back region, as well as pain in the person’s buttocks. The pain itself often has the tendency to spread and also affect the foot, as well as the person’s groins. Considered to be the best methods for a proper and accurate diagnosis of the SI joint pain are thorough physical examinations, laboratory tests, X-rays, MRI, CT scan and bonescan. As far as the treatment is concerned, in case none of the other conventional treatment techniques and therapies give any results, and if the person shows no improvement, then one should consider a surgical procedure.

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