Non-surgical and Surgical Options SACROILIAC JOINT FUSION

Nonsurgical Treatments

When treating SI joint dysfunction, doctors will often recommend starting with a nonsurgical treatment, such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Medications
  • Injections

Therapeutic options for treating SI joint pain

Dr. Rouben describes some of the nonsurgical optionsthat can be used to diminish the pain that keeps a patient from living life to its fullest.Dr. Rouben is an orthopedic surgeon at Norton Spine Specialists in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Surgical treatments

If physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, medications, or injections don’t help, your doctor may recommend that you consider surgery to stabilize your sacroiliac joint through fusion (joining bones together into one solid structure). SI joint fusion surgery with the Medtronic SI fusion system is a minimally invasive surgery. You and your medical team can decide if surgery is a good option to treat your sacroiliac joint disease.

The best treatment for you depends on your unique situation. Discuss treatment options with your doctor.

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pdf Doctor Discussion Guide  (.pdf)

Helps you clearly describe your symptoms to your doctor and ask questions that will help your doctor determine the treatment option that is best for you. Download and fill out the doctor discussion guide, and bring it to your next appointment.

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