What questions or issues should I discuss with a surgeon if I’m considering SI joint fusion?
If your physician is recommending surgery as an option, be sure to ask the following questions:
- What does surgery entail?
- How long is recovery from surgery?
- What is your surgical success rate?
- What are any potential problems or risks?
- What are the odds this surgery is going to work for me?
In order to make your surgery as successful as possible, carefully follow the surgeon’s recommendations with regard to preparation and post-operative precautions. While surgery is never a guaranteed success, your physician will let you know if you’re a good candidate and explain any potential risks and rewards. In the end, it’s your decision whether surgery is right for you.
If you believe you’re experiencing SI joint pain, it’s time to see a doctor to get a correct diagnosis. If you’re being treated for SI joint pain and don’t seem to be making progress or aren’t experiencing relief for six months or longer, it’s time to seek the opinion of a surgeon who specializes in SI joint pain.