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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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I have been fighting pain in my lower back on down to my knee

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I have been fighting pain in my lower back on down to my knee on the rightside. I had xray taken and my MD said it was sclerosis and hypertrophy involving the inferior aspect of right sacroiliac joint. What does that mean and how can this be treated?

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I'm sorry to hear about this

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This means there is inflammation between the sacrum and the ilium

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The pain may improve with an anti-inflammatory medication like aleve

Dr. Brims :

If that does not help , then a CT guided cortisone injection should help


How long should I wait for inflamation to go down before I should inquire on an injection? It has already been over three weeks.

Dr. Brims : You may try aleve or Motrin , if there is no improvement in 4 weeks then you should try an injection
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