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Sacroilitis / Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
 
Sacroiliac joints are two relatively large joints that connect the spine to the pelvic bones and the sacrum (the bone that lies above your tailbone). These joints can become inflamed for a number of different reasons. These could be trauma, general arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, etc. The pain is usually located in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and thighs. It could be on one side or both sides. The onset is usually gradual and can become worse over time. Pregnant women are usually at risk for developing problems with the SI joints. During pregnancy because of hormonal changes, ligaments become somewhat lax leading to dysfunction of these joints. 
 
The diagnosis of this problem depends on several factors such as your pain history, physical examination, imaging, etc. Often, one might need to inject the joint under X-ray as a test to see if pain subsides and also for treatment purposes. Your doctor will review your condition and make recommendations about work-up and treatment during your visit.