Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Sacroiliac Joint Injections are performed in patients with pain from the SI joint, often due to inflammation in the sacroiliac joint, called sacroiliitis. Patients with pain from the SI joint, often have discomfort in the lower back sometimes with symptoms that radiate to the buttocks, groin, or thigh. Usually a combination of a steroid and numbing medication is injected directly into the joint and the capsule surrounding the joint. If the patient obtains a certain percentage of relief then the pain generator is most likely the sacroiliac joint.
Non-steroid treatments for the SI joint include biologics-based therapies and radiofrequency procedures for certain joints, which are performed to the surrounding nerves or joint space.