What is Sacroiliac Joints X-Ray?

Sacroiliac Joints or SIJ X-Ray may be performed to evaluate the cause of pelvic pain. It may be used to detect foreign objects, stones and the cause of pain and swelling. Your SI joints are located where the sacrum and ilium meet. The sacrum is the triangle-shaped bone near the bottom of your spine, just above your coccyx, or tailbone. The ilium, one of the three bones that make up your hip bones, is the uppermost point of your pelvis.

Who should get this test?

Each person experiences symptoms of SI joint disorders somewhat differently. Common symptoms include:

  • pain in the lower back
  • pain in the buttocks, hips, and pelvis
  • pain in the groin
  • pain limited to just one of the SI joints
  • increased pain when standing up from a sitting position
  • stiffness or a burning sensation in the pelvis
  • numbness
  • weakness
  • pain radiating down into the thighs and upper legs
  • feeling like your legs may buckle and not support your body

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. X-ray is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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