Inflammation may occur in the region of the sacroiliac joint. This joint is relatively inflexible and connects the sacrum to the pelvis. It is associated with a variety of infectious or inflammatory conditions. Pain occurs either unilaterally or bilaterally in the low back, buttock and upper leg.
Causes of Sacroiliitis
Yersinia Enterocolitica infections produces abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea. Tenderness and pain occurs in the sacroiliac joint as a result of this infectious process. Brucellosis occurs in slaughterhouse workers, farmers, vets and ranchers. Pain over the spine and pelvis occurs. Reiter's syndrome produces painful urination, joint pain, sacroiliac pain and red, painful eye. Acute abscess adjacent to the pelvis may also produce sacroiliac pain.
Signs and Symptoms of Sacroiliitis
The symptoms caused by sacroiliitis are pain at the junction of the lumbar spine with the pelvis. The pain may radiate into the buttocks or into the posterior thigh. It is often made worse with activity, such as walking or jogging.
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Medical Content Last Updated on 07/12/2008
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