Sacroiliac Joint Injury Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 16, 2019
  • Author: Andrew L Sherman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the prevalence of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the anatomy of the spine and pelvis relevant to sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What are the biomechanics of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of innervation in sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

Presentation

How is pain characterized in sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of pain provocation tests in the workup of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What causes sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Sacroiliac Joint Injury?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the treatment of acute sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of osteopathic/chiropractic treatment in acute sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

How are worsening symptoms following physical therapy for acute sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries treated?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of acute sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acute sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with acute sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

How are acute sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries treated?

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the recovery phase of treatment for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of bracing in the recovery phase of treatment for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

When should persistent pain be reevaluated during the treatment of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of injections in the recovery phase of treatment for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the maintenance treatment of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

Which medications in the drug class Muscle relaxants are used in the treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Injury?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Injury?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Injury?

Follow-up

When should patients be cleared to return to play following sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What are the possible complications of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

How are sacroiliac joint injuries prevented?

What is the prognosis of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?

What is included in patient education about sacroiliac joint (SIJ) injuries?