For most of the last century, doctors were taught that the SI joint did not move and therefore could not be a source of low back pain. Today, we know that’s NOT TRUE. Finding a doctor who is well trained in SI joint diagnosis and treatment gives you a strong opportunity to understand the true source of your pain and step toward the correct treatment for you.
Dr Andres Munk Knows SI Joint Tests and Indications
Dr Munk is trained in considering the SI joint as a source of pain know which tests — from provocative tests to SI joint diagnostic injections — will help indicate or eliminate your SI joint as a cause of pain. And he knows how to apply them. Remember, your pain may be due to your lumbar spine or hip, or a combination of problems. Getting the right diagnosis is the only way to discover the right treatment for you.
Dr. Munk is an EXPERT in the iFuse Procedure
The iFuse Implant System is intended specifically for sacroiliac fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint dysfunction that is a direct result of sacroiliac joint disruption and degenerative sacroiliitis. This includes conditions whose symptoms began during pregnancy or in the peripartum period and have persisted postpartum for more than 6 months. Dr. Munk is familiar with the underlying causes and will design a treatment plan that is right for you.
Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics & Spine Understands Insurance Authorization Protocols
Minimally invasive SI joint fusion is a fairly new technique in the world of health insurance policies, and it may not be routinely covered by some health plans. Our office knows the steps you must take to help gain approvals.
For example, some patients respond to physical therapy, use of oral medications, as well as injection therapy, and insurance carriers want to know that you’ve tried these conservative therapies before considering surgery.
If non-surgical options like these fail to provide relief, minimally invasive surgery is an option for some causes of SI joint pain.
Remember, there are potential risks associated with any surgery, including the iFuse Implant System. It may not be appropriate for all patients and not all patients may benefit. Dr. Munks experience with SI Joint pain can help determine if this procedure can stop your pain dead in its tracks!
Call Dr. Munk and schedule your first step to a pain free tomorrow.