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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Receiving Social Security Disability

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Your sacroiliac joint is the joint between the sacrum, at the base of your spine, and the ilium of your pelvis, which are joined by ligaments. It is a strong, weightbearing synovial joint with irregular elevations and depressions that produce interlocking of your bones. Inflammation of this joint may be caused by sacroiliitis, which is one cause of disabling low back pain. With sacroiliitis, you may experience pain in your low back, buttocks and thighs, and you may also have other signs and symptoms of a rheumatic condition, such as inflammation in your eyes or psoriasis. Another condition of the sacroiliac joint is called sacroiliac joint dysfunction. While sacroiliac joint dysfunction also causes low back and leg pain and results from inflammation of the sacroiliac joint, it differs from sacroiliitis in that its origin is a disruption in the normal movement of the joint (too much or too little movement in the joint). There are several different terms for sacroiliac joint problems including SI joint inflammation, SI joint strain, SI joint dysfunction and SI joint syndrome. Each of these terms refers to a condition that causes pain in your sacroiliac joints from a variety of causes. Joint dysfunction refers to the failure of a joint in your body to function the way it should.  Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is the term used when your sacroiliac joint is not functioning properly and is causing you problems. Any condition that alters your normal walking pattern puts increased stress on your sacroiliac joint and could play a role in causing sacroiliac joint dysfunction. One leg being longer than the other, pain in your foot, ankle, knee or hip are examples of other things that can cause this dysfunction. The most usual way that you are affected by sacroiliac joint dysfunction is pain. This pain is usually in your lower back or the back of your hips. However, the pain can also be in your groin and thighs. The pain is usually made worse by standing and walking. It is usually relieved by lying down. There can also be a burning sensation or stiffness in your pelvis. You or a loved one may have sacroiliac joint dysfunction. This condition may be the cause of you or your loved one’s disability. If this is the case, you or your loved one may need help? You may need financial help? Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction? Were you or your loved one denied? If you or your loved one appeals the denial by the Social Security Administration, remember this. People who are represented in the appeals procedure by a disability attorney like the one you will find here are approved more often than those people who are not represented by a lawyer. Do not delay. Find an advocate to help you with your appeal.