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If you suffer from SI joint dysfunction related to a work injury, surgery might provide effective, long-term relief from the painful symptoms you experience on a daily basis. Whether you can pinpoint the exact incident that caused your SI joint pain or believe it has accrued over a period of time, your workers’ comp could cover surgical treatment. Before having a surgery performed, it is best to speak with a legal professional first to find out what is and is not covered by your benefits.

Surgical Procedures for SI Joint Dysfunction

If you have been diagnosed with SI joint dysfunction, there are a number of ways to seek long-term relief. Once physical therapy, exercise, medication, and injections have proved ineffective, surgery is the next option. There are typically three different surgeries used to correct SI joint pain.

  • SI Joint Fusion. This minimally-invasive option stabilizes the SI joint with the addition of a bone graft. This can manage the pain and allows for increased mobility and functioning.
  • SI Joint Facet Resurfacing. Instead of fusing the bone, this procedure enhances movement by resurfacing the joint for better movement and decreased inflammation.
  • Disk Replacement. The most invasive of the surgical options is disk replacement. By removing the lumbar discs, pressure on the SI joint is relieved, thereby reducing pain.