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What is an SI Joint, and Why Does Mine Hurt?

Posted by James Aspell | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Connecticut SI Joint Pain Lawyer

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is the joint located between the sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine) and the ilium (the upper bone of the pelvis). This joint helps to transfer weight from the upper body to the legs and provides stability to the spine and pelvis.

Pain in the SI joint can have many causes, including arthritis, pregnancy, injury, overuse, degeneration, and structural issues. Other factors, such as stress, infections, and tumors, can also contribute to SI joint pain. In our Connecticut workers compensation law firm, we see workers with SI joint injuries almost every day and are well versed in handling these claims.   If you are experiencing SI joint pain, it is important to seek a medical evaluation to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. This may include physical therapy, pain medications, injections, or surgery, depending on the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms.  If you think that your joint pain is the result of your work activities, it would be prudent to schedule a free call with one of our Connecticut SI Joint injury lawyers.

Some common causes of sacroiliac (SI) joint pain include:

  1. Arthritis: Wear and tear on the joint can lead to inflammation and pain.

  2. Pregnancy: Hormonal changes and the added weight of a growing uterus can stress the SI joint and cause pain. 

  3. Injury: Trauma or injury to the lower back can cause SI joint pain.

  4. Overuse: Repetitive motions, such as those performed in certain sports, can lead to SI joint strain and pain.

  5. Degeneration: As we age, the cartilage in the SI joint may deteriorate, leading to pain.

  6. Structural issues: Abnormalities in the anatomy of the lower back or pelvis can cause excessive stress on the SI joint and lead to pain

    Whether you can get workers' compensation for an injury to your sacroiliac (SI) joint in Connecticut depends on the specific circumstances of your case. In general, workers' compensation is designed to provide financial support and medical benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job.

    To be eligible for workers' compensation in Connecticut, you must be able to demonstrate that your SI joint injury was caused by your job duties, or that it occurred while you were performing work-related activities. Additionally, your employer must be covered by workers' compensation insurance, and you must have reported the injury to your employer within a specified time frame.

    If you believe that you are eligible for workers' compensation for your SI joint injury, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced workers' compensation attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and assist you in filing a claim with the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission.


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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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