If you’re dealing with sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, you’re far from alone. Pain in these joints, which are located between your lower spine and pelvis, coincides with a whole range of painful conditions, like arthritis, traumatic injuries, and infections.
And research shows that some 30% of chronic lower back pain – which affects 4 in 5 adults at some point – involves the SI joint.
You can also experience SI-related back and pelvis pain during or after pregnancy, from lengthy periods of inactivity, and after spinal surgery. And in some cases, there’s no obvious reason for the pain.
Regardless of what’s causing your SI joint pain, the minimally invasive LinQ™ procedure provides a valuable option for inviting worthy relief.
Our expert team at Houston Pain Specialists, led by board-certified pain management specialist Hui Kang, MD, is pleased to provide the minimally invasive LinQ procedure for good candidates.
Take a few moments to learn more about this treatment, including ways it can help alleviate your lower back and pelvic pain.
How the LinQ procedure works
The LinQ procedure uses the LinQ SI Joint Stabilization System to treat dysfunction in your SI joint. After a comprehensive exam that confirms your diagnosis, Dr. Kang places a special implant in the joint to create an environment for lasting fusion.
What this may mean for you is reduced chronic pain and regained joint stability.
Benefits of the LinQ procedure
Because the LinQ procedure is minimally invasive, requiring only one small incision, you don’t have to deal with a hospital stay or the risks related to major surgery.
You’re able to return home the same day, shortly after the hour-long procedure. And most likely, you’ll be able to resume your usual daily activities within a couple of weeks.
One study showed that the LinQ procedure can reduce chronic SI pain related to failed back surgery syndrome by over 75% after one year. Participants who had the procedure after SI joint fusion reported having 67% less pain.
And less lower back and pelvis pain can mean:
- Improved function and mobility
- Less stiffness
- Reduced need for other treatments, such as pain medication
- Better moods
- Improved sleep
- Better overall quality of life
Less pain also makes staying healthfully active feasible, which can improve your wellness and lower your risk of additional injuries by keeping you strong and flexible.
To learn more about the LinQ procedure for lower back and pelvic pain or to get the care you need, contact our Houston, Texas, office today to schedule an appointment.