• 206 S Hays St, Bel Air, MD 21014

Dr. Benalcazar specializes in minimally invasive procedures to correct common sacroiliac joint challenges. Read below for a few statistics surrounding the sacroiliac joint:

  1. Up to 85% of all people have lower back pain at some point in life
  2. Lower back pain is the 2nd most common reason to seek medical attention
  3. Lower back pain is the 5th ranked cause of hospital admission
  4. “22.5% of patients with reported lower back pain, had SI joint pain”
  5. “25% of lower back pain is SI Joint in origin, but diagnosis of SI joint disease is frequently overlooked”
  6. The SI joint is the largest axial joint in the body and transmits loads from the upper body to lower body
In the video below, Dr. Benalcazar discusses how technology and minimally invasive surgeries have improved patients’ lifestyles.
The video below shows a demonstration of Dr. Benalcazar performing an SI joint surgical procedure. Please be advised this video shows detailed actions of an SI joint procedure.
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  • 3. Martin, et al. Trends in Health Care Expenditures, Utilization, and Health Status Among US Adults With Spine Problems, 1997-2006 Spine. 2009;34(19):2077-2084
  • 4. Bernard & Kirkaldy-Willis, 1987
  • 5. Cohen SP. Anesth & Analgesia 2005
  • 6. Degeneration of sacroiliac joint after instrumented lumbar or lumbosacral fusion: a prospective cohort study over five-year follow-up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 May 15;33(11):1192-8