Q: Do you have pain that is very low in your back and sometimes affects the buttock, groin or hip?

February 19, 2016

A: You may have dysfunction in the SI (Sacroiliac) joint. The SI joint affects as many as 1/3rd of the population and women are more likely to have symptoms than men. Women are more affected because their pelvic region remains more flexible until menopause. Symptoms include pain in the low back, buttock, leg, groin and hip. Other symptoms can be urinary frequency and numbness or tingling. Pain can range from sharp and stabbing to a dull ache. Pain usually increases with activity or prolonged positions such as sitting, standing and even lying. Many people find relief by shifting onto one side or placing one leg on a step or stool. SI joint dysfunction is often misdiagnosed for low back pain and often goes untreated. This is a condition that is treatable, give us a call.