If you experience pain in your lower back or hip area, it may be because of damage to parts in the sacral region, called the sacrum. Sacrum pain occurs because of a fracture, disease or sudden trauma in this part of your spine. Any movement that forces the sacrum to move beyond its maximum range can also cause pain.
The sacral part is composed of vertebrae in the sacroiliac joints, through which run the sacral canal, nerves and blood vessels. A fracture or any debilitating condition that leads to structural changes in this base of your spine leads to incapacitating pain and a loss of mobility. Any lower back pain is potentially dangerous and deserves to be examined.
At New York Pain Care in New York City and northern New Jersey, Dr. Amr Hosny and the team of pain management experts can help relieve your symptoms with sacrum pain treatment. Your doctor recommends a non-surgical approach to treating back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain and other painful joint conditions.
Your sacrum functions as an anchor point to hold your spinal column together with your pelvis. It provides a strong platform to support your body. Without treatment, lower back pain resulting from sacrum problems can drastically affect your quality of life. The critical role the sacrum plays in your body’s stability and movement means you may not be able to do some ordinary tasks. Other symptoms that sacrum pain delivers, making it a serious condition, include:
With so much pain from the sacral region, you may soon need support to walk or do other tasks. Dr. Hosny — a board-certified, Harvard-trained, interventional spine specialist — and his team have the expertise and equipment to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your sacrum pain. But you first need a concrete diagnosis.
There are numerous conditions that can lead to sacrum pain. While an injury is a common cause, many other medical conditions can contribute, including:
At New York Pain Care, your pain specialists carry out extensive tests and review your medical history to identify the cause of your sacrum pain. The diagnosis report forms the basis of an individualized treatment plan, and you can’t be treated before your doctor knows the root cause of your pain.
Some situations and factors increase your risk of developing sacrum pain. Knowing these factors helps you stay healthy by avoiding the debilitating pain around the sacrum as much as possible. Some of the risk factors for sacrum pain include:
Lifestyle modifications and correct lifting techniques, as well as other changes your pain doctor suggests, can reduce the risk of damage to your sacrum. When you visit a pain management doctor for a consultation, make sure to relate all the symptoms you’re feeling, as well as when they began and what makes them better or worse.
Luckily, medical advances make sacrum bone pain treatment possible. After reaching a diagnosis, your doctor determines the best approach for sacrum pain relief. The goal of treatment is to restore function to and relieve pain in the parts of your sacral area. Treatment options include:
The radiofrequency ablation technique offers long-lasting relief for people with sacrum pain. Every case of sacrum pain is unique, and that’s why Dr. Hosny and the team at New York Pain Care start treatment with multiple tests. So if you suffer from nagging lower back, hip or leg pain, contact the spinal doctors today for effective pain relief and a better quality of life.
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