When non-surgical treatments for the SI joint fail, surgical options provide permanent stability and pain reduction. Our surgeons remain on the forefront of providing innovative evidence-based spine treatments. Our very own Dr. Christopher Good was the first surgeon in North America to perform robotic guidance sacroiliac fusion in June 2013. Our collective expertise in SI fusion techniques and involvement in SIFI allows the Virginia Spine Institute to offer an array of treatment options for our patients suffering from sacroiliac related pain.
The prognosis of sacroiliac joint dysfunction varies depending on the cause of the dysfunction. When the problem is caused by pregnancy, the prognosis is excellent, as the condition usually improves after pregnancy during the postpartum period. Conditions affecting the sacroiliac joints such as ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are chronic, but excellent treatments are available. These treatments can minimize the SI joint pain and prevent destruction of the joints. Degenerative arthritis affecting the SI joint is also a chronic condition and cannot be reversed, but treatments are generally very effective in improving symptoms.