Do you suffer from sacroiliac joint pain that has failed to improve with time and/or conservative therapy? If so you may be a candidate for this quick and simple treatment option.
SI Fusion Q&A
What is SI Fusion?
The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the spine with the pelvis, and is a significant source for low back, buttock, groin and lower extremity pain. In some cases, a permanent fusion of the joint may be necessary. This procedure is used to treat fractures, dislocation, and pain due to degeneration or instability of the joint.
What are the Benefits?
Sacroiliac Fusion can cause a significant decrease in symptoms. In patients suffering from chronic sacroiliac joint pain, sacroiliac fusion may be necessary for pain relief.
How Does it Work?
The procedure is minimally invasive. SI fusion is accomplished by inserting implants across the sacroiliac joint to encourage bone growth over the sacroiliac joint to create one immobile unit. This can help reduce pain and instability caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction or inflammation. The procedure is done through a small incision and takes about an hour.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically, the pain relief is long-lasting but results vary by patient.
When Will I Feel Better?
After the procedure, it’s normal to experience some discomfort while your body recovers. Should take 2-3 days to return to normal routine.
Is SI Fusion Right for Me?
Before considering FUSION a doctor will perform a thorough examination focusing on the lower back, hips, pelvis and lower extremities. If the physical examination determines that the cause of the pain is the SI joint this may be recommended. We will schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Physicians, to see if this treatment is a good fit for you.