Back pain is something we all may have experienced from time to time, but when it interferes with everyday life it’s time to get some help.
Thousands of people are diagnosed with a problem with their sacroiliac joint.
Doctors now have a faster, less invasive way to treat a condition called sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or S.I.
The condition causes pain in the area just beneath the lower back and along the top part of the legs.
The cause can be from injury or aging and in some cases comes on during pregnancy as a result of hormones that can loosen the joint.
Denver resident Linda Orendorf says her symptoms became unbearable when she developed problems walking and standing up straight. “I couldn’t get out of bed without having to get on my stomach and slide out.”
Linda was treated at Parker Adventist Hospital by Dr. Bradley Duhon using a less invasive procedure that only took about an hour.
Dr. Duhon says the procedure brings virtually instant relief to the patient. “The incision is much smaller, (there’s) a three centimeter incision, then we come from the side of the hip and place three triangular shaped rods across the sacral joint the joint is essentially stabilized right then and there.”
Linda says she noticed a difference right away. “The first time I woke up after the surgery I knew, I felt that my spine was in alignment.”
The procedure has a 90 percent success rate and requires a few weeks of physical therapy.
For more information you can visit www.porterhospital.org .