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Posted on Dec 29, 2016 in Resources | 0 comments

It has been a challenge to find a doctor who understands SI joint pain. Why don’t more doctors know about it?

It has been a challenge to find a doctor who understands SI joint pain. Why don’t more doctors know about it?

Dr. Vikas Patel serves as the Chief Orthopedic Spine Surgeon for The Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital.
As with many things in medicine, it is hard to introduce new concepts to physicians who have been trained in older ways. Traditionally, physicians have been trained to ignore the SI joint or to treat with physical therapy. As a result, not all physicians today know about the new treatments. Old surgical treatments were very invasive with long recoveries and poor outcomes.

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