Any form of spondyloarthropathy, which includes ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis associated with psoriasis, and other rheumatologic diseases, such as lupus. Depending on the cause of your pain, doctor may recommend: Pain relievers: If over-the-counter pain medications don't provide enough relief, your doctor may prescribe stronger versions of thesedrugs. Muscle relaxants: Medications such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix) may help reduce the muscle spasms often associated with sacroiliitis. Thermotherapy can also be used by applying hot packs for a maximum of 20 minutes.
Degenerative arthritis, or osteoarthritis of the spine, causing degeneration of the sacroiliac joints and in turn leading to inflammation and SI joint pain. Reducing inflammation in the SI-joint and increasing the flexibility of the lumbosacral spine and SI areas are the main goals of treatment. Give advice on proper lifting techniques involving the knees. Cryotherapy can be used to control the inflammation and pain. If the patient has a leg length discrepancy or an altered gait mechanism, the most reliable treatment would be to correct the underlying defect. Sacroiliitis is also a feature of spondyloarthropathies. In this case, this condition should also be treated.