The SIJ moves witha rotation and a sliding movement as we walk. When it malfunctions, there is slippage, or loosening and stretching of the joint. This malfunction and stretching of the joint and joint capsule causes the pain with standing, walking and often sitting. The SIJ ligaments and joint capsule all stretch and this causes severe pain.
Regenerative Therapy with Radiofrequency was developed by Dr. Gorfine. It is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that strengthens the Sacroiliac Joint and stops the pain caused by the dysfunction. It is performed under Fluoroscopic X-ray visualization as an out-patient procedure.
If Dr.Gorfine or Dr. MacLear suspect the back pain is originating from the sacroiliac joint, they first testthe sacroiliac joints and if the joints prove to be the problem, a permanent regenerative injection procedure with radiofrequency is performed. This new and minimally invasive procedure stimulates, strengthens and rejuvenates ligaments supporting the Sacroiliac Joints. A success rate of up to 80 per cent is being achieved with satisfying, and frequently permanent results. For the majority of patients, the severe pain is completely relieved and surgery is not needed!