“I was suffering from stabbing pain in my lower back, which got worse and worse over the years. Nothing helped, not even the chiroparctor. I waited far too long until I came across an article in “Sprechstunde Doktor Stutz”.”
Chronic lower back pain can have a significant impact on daily activities and work ability. According to clinical literature, up to 25% of low back pain is caused by the sacroiliac joint. Further studies have shown that patients often suffer from problems with the sacroiliac joint after lumbar surgery.
What role does the sacroiliac joint play?
The sacroiliac joint, ISG for short, is part of the pelvis. It connects the ilium bones (pelvis) with the sacrum (the lowest part of the spine above the coccyx). It essentially has a shock-absorbing function and prevents the impact forces generated during walking from continuing into the spine.
The sacroiliac joint can be worn or damaged like any other joint of the body. Pain in the buttocks, lower back and legs can occur when lifting, running or walking, as well as when sleeping on the affected side of the body.
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The long wait has come to an end
Do you suffer from back pain in the lower lumbar region and nobody can find the real reason? Surgeons can use various tests to determine whether the symptoms in the lower back originate from the lumbar vertebrae of the spine or from the sacroiliac joint.
If the sacroiliac joint has been diagnosed as the cause of pain, treatments such as physiotherapy, medication, injection therapy or wearing a pelvic girdle (orthosis) can be started. If everything does not help, the doctor may consider surgery.
With more than 40’000 surgeries performed and studies published demonstrating safety and clinical results, iFuse is the method for fusion of the sacroiliac joint. A patient’s statment: “I would have the procedure repeated at any time. The pain has already decreased massively and will gradually disappear completely.”