A painful SI joint dysfunction or sacroiliac joint is a common cause of workers compensation mechanical Low Back Pain. Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a term that is used to describe the condition - because it is still unclear why this joint becomes painful and leads to low back pain. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can become disabling if not attended to although it rarely leads to the need for surgery. Most people who suffer from this problem can reduce the pain and manage the problem with simple methods.
Treatment for work-related SI joint dysfunction is designed to return the worker to work. Acetaminophen can be used to treat the pain, but it will not control the inflammation. Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, are commonly used to treat the pain and inflammation.
Work-related SI joint symptoms are low back and buttock pain. The pain can radiate down the leg and may be confused with a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. People often feel muscle spasm in one or both of their buttocks muscles. Problems with the SI joint may make sitting difficult. The SI joint dysfunction diagnosis is often made only after a disc herniation is ruled out.
Sacroiliac or SI joint dysfunction is a term that is used to describe a painful low back condition. For many injured workers in Wisconsin McCormick Law Office attorneys determine if SI joint dysfunction is a work-related condition - if the condition is caused by a work accident or job duties over time.