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Pain pp 729-732 | Cite as

Sacroiliac Joint

  • Ken P. Ehrhardt
  • Mark R. Jones
  • Alan David KayeEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a common but underdiagnosed cause of lower back pain. Pain referral patterns as well as therapeutic injections help diagnose SI joint dysfunction. Conservative measures are used to treat SI joint pain initially, with SI joint injections reserved for refractory pain and surgery only as a last resort for chronic, intractable pain.

Keywords

Sacroiliac joint Pain referral patterns SI joint injection SI joint fusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken P. Ehrhardt
    • 1
  • Mark R. Jones
    • 2
  • Alan David Kaye
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaLSUHSCNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyLSU Health Science CenterNew OrleansUSA

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