Gerald Pulley has been a patient with Prairie Spine & Pain Institute for several years. He has a common disorder, Sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) pain.
The SIJ is the source of pain in about 25% of back pain patients. The pain can also go down into the legs and act a lot like sciatica. Gerald was experiencing many of those symptoms and they were interfering with the activities he enjoyed.
“Gerald had a lot of pain in the SIJ. When you talk to him, you would never imagine he is in his 80’s. He’s a really active vibrant guy,” said Dr. Kube. After a physical exam, patients with suspected SIJ pain are given injections into the joint to help confirm the diagnosis and to provide pain relief. “He responded very well to conservative treatment and has a great result. He has a flare-up about once a year and gets another injection and then he’s able to go back to working on cars and doing the things he enjoys,” added Dr. Kube.