Sacroiliac joint injections

What is it:

Sacroiliac joint injection is a procedure that targets lower back pain and buttock pain. A steroid medication is injected into the joint. To ensure proper placement of the medication the procedure is done under fluoroscopy or x-ray.

Purpose:

The Sacroiliac joint is the largest joint of your lower spine in your buttock region. This becomes painful and inflamed. The steroid medication can reduce the inflammation and thus alleviating your pain.

How is it Done:

First an IV is started and you may be given medicine for relaxation if you so desire. Next, while lying on an x-ray table your skin will be cleansed and prepared. Then a needle will be inserted into the joint. An anesthetic and steroid medication is slowly injected into the area.
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