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What should I do if I don't get any relief from SI joint pain?

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These treatments usually reduce the inflammation and pain in your joint, but in rare cases, if you're still hurting, your doctor may recommend surgery. In an operation called SI joint fusion, a surgeon uses pins and implants to join the bones near the joint.

SOURCES:

Laslett, M. , March 2008. Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy

Cohen, S. , January 2013. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

UCLA Spine Center: "Sacroilac Joint Disease."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Laslett, M. , March 2008. Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy

Cohen, S. , January 2013. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

UCLA Spine Center: "Sacroilac Joint Disease."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 21, 2017

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