Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.18(3) : 461-469, 1999
The sacroiliac joint syndrome is characterized by buttock pain and leg pain, which requires to be differentiated from common causes of low back pain or sacroiliitis by inflammatory arthritis. This syndrome is easily confused with the low back disorders and unnecessary investigation and improper management have been performed. So the purpose of this study is to describe the symptoms and signs specific for this syndrome to differentiate it from other causes of low back pain as well as to propose a proper management with its consequence. And we also presented treatment method and its result. From January, 1996 to December, 1998, there were 14 cases of sacroiliac joint syndrome, and their symptoms were clarified. We used two methods of conservative treatment, one is injection of steroid and local anesthetics into the involved sacroiliac joint and the other is use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. Degree of pain was scored by patients and result of treatment was analyzed 3 and 6 months after treatment respectively. Symptoms of all patients were relieved by this conservative method and the surgical treatment was not required.