Treatments Offered- Sacroiliac Joint Injection

Sacroiliac Joint is a large joint between tailbone (Sacrum) and hipbone (Ileum). Inflammation of this joint (Sacroilitis) can cause pain in the low back, buttocks, groin or thigh area. Interventional treatment for Sacroiltis consists of injection of a steroid (strong anti-inflammatory medication) and local anesthetic (numbing medication) into the Sacroiliac Joint, to reduce the inflammation of the joint.

During this procedure, the patient lies face down on a procedure table. The area is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. The area is first anesthetized by numbing medicine. A needle is then placed in a proper position with X-ray guidance (Fluoroscopy). After needle placement, contrast material (X-ray dye) is injected to confirm proper needle position. Following that, the steroid is injected. The actual procedure takes only 5-10 minutes. It can be done under local anesthetic only or under local anesthetic with conscious sedition as desired.

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Disclaimer: This information is for general informational purpose only. Specific recommendation for your pain condition can be made only after evaluation by Dr. Shukla.


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