Nonoperative treatment options for patients with sacroiliac joint pain

Heidi Prather, Michael Bonnette, Devyani Hunt

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Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain is thought to be a component of low back pain in 20% of people who suffer with it chronically. There is no consistent objective diagnostic testing that includes SIJ pain as the diagnosis and thereby it can become a diagnosis of exclusion. Treatment of SIJ pain is variable, and no set method or protocol of treatment has been found to be efficacious or reliable. Thus, the healthcare provider is often left to create an individual treatment plan based on their own experiences and expertise. The purpose of this narrative review is to describe and discuss nonoperative treatment options for patients with SIJ pain. Further, coordination of treatment options and progression of treatment will be offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S35-S40
JournalInternational Journal of Spine Surgery
StatePublished - 2020


  • Low back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac joint pain


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