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Is surgery an option for sacroiliac (SI) joint pain?

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For most people with sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, medication, physical therapy, and injections are enough to take care of the problem. But if they don’t knock the pain out in 6 months, your doctor may suggest more intense treatment, including surgery.

From: Do I Need Surgery for SI Joint Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lorio, M. December 2014. International Journal of Spine Surgery,

Muhlner, S. March 2009. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine,

Smith, A. October 2013. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research,

South Denver Neurosurgery: “SI Joint Fusion Surgery.”

Ledonio, C. June 2014. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Lorio, M. December 2014. International Journal of Spine Surgery,

Muhlner, S. March 2009. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine,

Smith, A. October 2013. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research,

South Denver Neurosurgery: “SI Joint Fusion Surgery.”

Ledonio, C. June 2014. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

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