Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Home treatments for sacroiliitis pain include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers. Drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may help relieve pain associated with sacroiliitis. Some of these drugs can cause stomach upset, or kidney or liver problems.
  • Rest. Modifying or avoiding the types of activities that aggravate your pain may help reduce the inflammation in your sacroiliac joints. Proper posture is important.
  • Ice and heat. Alternating ice and heat may help relieve sacroiliac pain.
Jan. 09, 2013