Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

Summary of Procedure: Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

A sacroiliac joint steroid injection performs two functions: diagnosing pain triggers and location, as well as providing pain relief. Oftentimes, it is determined that a patient’s back and/or leg pain is caused by either excessive or infrequent movement within the sacroiliac joint.

A sacroiliac joint steroid injection allows the physician to discover whether this specific joint is causing the pain as well as to bathe the joint in anti-inflammatory and pain relief medication.

Prior to the procedure, the patient will lie on their stomach and a local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Under fluoroscopic (live x-ray) guidance, your pain management physician will guide the needle to the troublesome area delivering both the pain reliever and anti-inflammatory medication directly where it is needed.

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What to Expect Post-Procedure of a Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

Many patients notice a significant reduction in their pain level immediately following their injection procedure. However, some patients may experience mild soreness local to their injection site for a day or two. To combat this discomfort, patients may find using an ice pack 3-4 times daily an effective pain reliever.

Most patients experience significant relief post injection that may last anywhere between several weeks to a few months. For patients who are pursuing physical therapy, this is a great way to relieve their pain, increase their functionality, and enable them to perform physical therapy exercises with greatly reduced or eliminated pain.

Get in touch with one of our physicians to learn more about a sacroiliac joint steroid injection from Carolina Spine and Pain Centers by calling us at 864-535-0144 or by filling out an appointment form on our contact page. We have multiple locations throughout South Carolina.

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