Endoscopic Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
Pain, which results from a Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome (SIJS) is commonly felt in the lower back, the gluteal region, the hip and thigh and can even radiate into the leg and foot. It may worsen by movements that put pressure onto the joint, such as standing up from a seated position, walking upwards, prolonged sitting or walking, or twisting motions. On average 45% of the cases affect the right and 35% the left sacroiliac joint. Bilateral symptoms can be found in approximately 20%.1
By combining various provocation tests, the sacroiliac joint can be diagnosed clinically as the cause of low back pain. Further steps include imaging techniques such as X-Ray, CT scan or MRI. A definite diagnosis however might require an intra-articular SI-Joint Block as it is the gold standard test for diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome.