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If my butt hurts, is that pain from the back, hip, or SI joint?

During my training (residency and fellowships), learning how to tell apart low back pain (LBP) from butt pain, hip pain, or sacroiliac (SI) pain is […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Back Pain, Joint, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint|

SI Joint Pain and Fusion Surgery

Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion surgery is a surgical procedure that improves stabilization and treats SI pain by fusing the spine and the pelvis, or iliac […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Fusion, Joint, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint, Surgery|

Sacro-iliac Pain

During my training (residency and fellowships), the sacro-iliac joint (SI joint) and sacro-iliac pain was rarely addressed. This complicated piece of anatomy is responsible for […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint, Surgery|

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Located where the spine and pelvis meet, the sacroiliac joint can produce pain in the back and legs due to a variety of factors, which […]

By |February 11th, 2014|Back Pain, Joint, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint|

Paul Saiz MD on the Sources of Leg and Back Pain

An experienced orthopedic spine surgeon, Paul Saiz, MD, recently wrote about the sources of leg and back pain. In his article, Dr. Paul Saiz noted […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Back Pain, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint|

What Is a Laminectomy?

A laminectomy is the surgical procedure whereby the part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal is removed. The goal of the surgery is […]

By |April 5th, 2013|Back Pain, Laminectomy, Leg Pain, Surgery|