UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
(619) 543-7602 | ocme@ucsd.edu | cme.ucsd.edu
July 2012 October 2012 October 2012 December 2012

The Sacroiliac Joint is a source of Low Back Pain in an estimated 15-25% of patients in the U.S., yet it is difficult to diagnose.  The proximity to other potential sources of pain and the complex anatomy of the joint make the diagnosis a challenge. Recognizing the presentation and identifying the sacroiliac joint as a possible tissue source of low back pain is essential in order to direct specific therapies for treatment. This half day course will discuss several treatment options including conservative therapy, interventional therapies and percutaneous fusions. It is designed for physicians, physiatrists, allied health professionals and other clinicians who see patients with low back pain and wish to improve skills in diagnosis and treatment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of each course, participants should be able to:

  1. Review prevalence of sacroiliac joint dysfunction and relative contribution to the cause of low back pain
  2. Examine the anatomy, innervation and biomechanics of the sacroiliac joint
  3. Collect appropriate history and perform the physical exam necessary to identify the sacroiliac joint as a possible contributor to a patient’s low back pain
  4. Discuss current treatment options for sacroiliac joint pain

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