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SI joint fusion procedures can provide relief to Laser Spine Institute’s Tampa patients with certain spinal conditions

Nearly one-fourth of all patients who experience back pain suffer from chronic pain at the sacroiliac joint (SI joint). This joint is located at the bottom of the spine near the pelvis and, when damaged by a spine condition, can cause severe pain that radiates from the tailbone area all the way down the leg and into the foot. Because of the low location of the SI joint, patients sometimes confuse the radiating pain of a damaged SI joint with hip damage.

If you have been diagnosed with a spine condition at the SI joint, you are most likely searching for pain relief that can help you recapture your quality of life. You understand the debilitating effects of SI joint pain on your daily activities, and you are ready to find a treatment option that finally yields some lasting results. After you have exhausted all conservative treatment options, you might be hoping that there is something else you can try before being faced with a decision to undergo traditional open back fusion.

A safer and effective treatment option at Laser Spine Institute

At Laser Spine Institute, we offer a safer and effective treatment alternative to help patients avoid traditional open back fusion. Our minimally invasive SI joint fusion stabilizes the spine and decompresses the impacted nerve root that is causing your pain by joining the sacrum and pelvis.

Our skilled and expert surgeons will perform the procedure through a small incision. This small incision nearly eliminates the cutting and tearing of muscle, which allows for a quicker and smoother recovery* than patients who undergo traditional open back fusion will experience. In order to reduce pain, stabilize the spine and increase mobility, our surgeons then fuse the sacrum to the pelvis to prevent further damage and allow the spine to move without compressing a nerve root.

Laser Spine Institute’s SI joint fusion may treat a wide range of conditions

The minimally invasive SI joint fusion is used to treat chronic or severe SI joint pain. This pain can be caused by a number of different conditions or traumas, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative sacroiliitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Uneven length in legs
  • Unlevel hip alignment
  • Previous lumbar fusion
  • Injury from fall or misstep

If you are suffering from SI joint pain, do not wait to find relief. Contact Laser Spine Institute today to see if you may be a candidate for our SI joint fusion at our Tampa center.