Little movement occurs about the sacroilliac joint but it may be affected by certain types of arthritis, such as ankylosing spondylitis. Inflammation or strain on the sacroiliac joint often causes lower back pain.
SacroilitisInflammation of the sacroiliac joint is called sacroilitis. It can be due to various disorders, such as anklyosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or arthritis associated with psoriasis. The main symptom is lower back pain, and pain in the buttocks, groin, and back of the thigh. Treatment is with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Related category ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Home • About • Copyright © The Worlds of David Darling • Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy • Contact