The iliosacral joints are situated between the sacrum and the ilium at the end of the spinal column. They are held in place by a taut network of ligaments that permit barely any movement. In cases of irritation, wear or inflammation caused by excessive strain on these joint surfaces, we use the term iliosacral joint syndrome.
Many patients complain of severe pain in the affected area. The symptoms often occur at intervals, appearing spontaneously and then receding again. This pain often begins after acute disc prolapse or spinal surgery since the "new" situation puts more strain on the joints.
Depending on the patient's requirements, the treatment may include physiotherapy along with infiltrations or denervation procedures. In some cases, joint fixation is performed.