Ignoring or postponing treatment for back pain can lead to severe consequences. The risks involved with not getting the proper care include reduced mobility, fused bones, build-up of fibrous tissue, and even deformity. One cause of persistent lower back pain is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which mimics many other back conditions. With pain management experts available nearby, you don’t need to wait. The experienced providers at Redefine Healthcare offer safe, effective treatments that always begin with the least invasive procedures. Get the right to diagnose and the best treatment in northern New Jersey. Call today for a consultation.
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Sacroiliac joints are the two small joints at the base of your spine that connect the pelvis to your hips. The function of these joints is to absorb shock between the upper body and the lower body. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a condition caused by problems with these joints, and it’s often the cause of lower back pain and leg pain.
Whenever there’s either too much movement (called hypermobility) or too little movement (known as hypomobility) in your sacroiliac joints, you may experience pain, instability, or stiffness.
Whether your issues are caused by the sports you play or due to the way you walk, you’ll find caring and compassionate medical experts at Redefine Healthcare. They can diagnose and treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction or other possible causes of your lower back pain.
Movements such as bending, twisting, or turning over in bed may also increase your pain. You may feel muscle tenderness or tightness in your buttocks or hip area. Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint is called sacroiliitis.
Pregnancy causes ligaments to stretch in preparation for childbirth. This extra strain on the lower back and pelvis can lead to pain in the sacroiliac joints, and for some women, this continues after pregnancy. Activities that repeatedly stress the joint, such as heavy lifting and contact sports, can increase the risk of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction treatment usually begins by resting the joint for one or two days while applying ice or heat. Over-the-counter pain medications relieve mild to moderate pain. If you’re experiencing severe pain, your doctor may recommend prescription pain medication on a short-term basis. You can get a corticosteroid injection to reduce inflammation and pain.
Physical therapy helps restore range of motion, while a waist brace helps maintain stability if you have loose ligaments.
If you’re living with lower back pain or other types of back pain, get expert care as soon as you can. Ignoring joint pain can result in further damage. Redefine Healthcare has convenient locations in Union, Paterson, Edison, and Clifton, New Jersey. Contact us today for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your back pain.
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Dr. Eric D. Freeman has been recognized for his thoughtful, thorough, modern approach to treating chronic pain. He has been named a “top pain management doctor in New Jersey” and one of “America’s Top Physicians” for advanced sports injury treatments.
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