Sacroiliac Joint Pain

What is it and how is it treated by the spine specialists at Tailored Medical?


What Is A Cervical Herniated Disc?

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is located in the pelvis, linking the iliac bone (pelvis) to the lowest part of the spine just above the tailbone, known as the sacrum. The primary responsibility of the SI joint is to transfer the weight of the upper body to the lower extremities.

Sacroiliitis is the inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints. Sacroiliitis causes pain in your lower back and can extend down one or both of your legs.

Sacroiliitis is sometimes used with the term sacroiliac joint dysfunction, either term can be used to describe the pain that stems from the sacroiliac joint (or SI joint).



Since Sacroiliitis can describe any type of inflammation found within the sacroiliac joint, there can be a number of issues that cause it.

These can include:

  • Degenerative arthritis, or osteoarthritis of the spine
  • Any form of spondyloarthropathies, which includes ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis or arthritis-related to
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
  • Pregnancy
  • Traumatic Injury
  • Sudden Impact
  • Arthritis
  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Repeated stress on the SI joints from repetitive movements
  • Misaligned or malformed joints


Symptoms of Sacroiliitis typically include:

  • Pain, usually low back pain or leg pain
  • Pain in the hips or buttock
  • Pain that is worse when sitting for a long time,
  • Pain worsened when rolling over in bed
  • Stiffness felt in the hips and low back, especially after getting out of bed in the morning or after sitting still for a prolonged period.

Personalized Care.

Dr. Senatus & Dr. Karim employ a personalized patient-centered approach that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our team designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan which includes the patient, family, and collaborating providers.

Ivy League Trained

Our specialists have trained at the worlds top medical institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia University Medical Center, and The Prestigious Cleveland Clinic.

Upper East Side

We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.

You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value.  That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.

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