Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Emerging Therapy Options

Sacroiliac joint related pain may have a prevalence of up to 16% to 30% among chronic low back pain patients. The sacroiliac joint is a large load bearing joint that is a common pain generator in patients with chronic low back pain. It is innervated by a complex web of sensory nerves and thus presenting pain patterns are often variable and shared by other concurrent pathologies. Diagnosis of sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be overshadowed by more obvious diagnoses such as lumbar radiculopathy. Unless a clinician actively rules out sacroiliac joint pain, it can easily missed and forgotten during the workup for back pain. This presentation will review the anatomy and physiology of the sacroiliac joint. We will describe sacroiliac joint dysfunction and associated pain in terms of diagnosis and treatment. The topics will help both interventional and noninterventional pain physicians understand sacroiliac joint dysfunction as a common pain generator in chronic low back pain. Finally, we will review the current and emerging treatment options along with the supporting evidence.

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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
06/01/2022
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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