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The sacroiliac joints connect the spine and each side of the pelvis. These joints bear the weight and stress of your torso. This makes them easy to injure. Injury or overuse of these joints may cause low back pain.
Stress on these joints can cause joint pain. Sacroiliac joint pain is more common in pregnant women. Certain kinds of arthritis also may cause this type of joint pain.
Home treatment may help you feel better. So can avoiding activities that stress your back. Your doctor also may recommend physiotherapy. This may include doing exercises and stretches to help with pain. You may also learn to use good posture.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: June 26, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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