When will I need surgery for my SI joint pain?
Remember, as with any other medical condition, surgery should be the last resort for SI joint pain too. In many patients, non-surgical treatments like physical therapy, stretching exercises, and chiropractic manipulation will help.
Some patients will require other treatment options like:
- Oral anti-inflammatory medications
- Topical patches
- Mechanical bracing
- Joint injections
- Nerve ablations
If these non-surgical treatments don’t provide you the pain relief, your doctor may prescribe minimally-invasive sacroiliac joint fusion surgery.
During this surgery, a small incision will be made through which the surgeon will place metal implants and bone graft to stabilize your joint and to enhance bone growth.