A sacroiliac (SI) joint injection is primarily used either to diagnose or treat low back pain and/or sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The sacroiliac joints lie next to the spine and connect the sacrum with the hip on both sides. Joint inflammation and/or dysfunction in this area can cause pain.
The purpose of a sacroiliac joint injection is two-fold: to diagnose the source of a patient’s pain, and to provide therapeutic pain relief. At times, these are separated and a patient will undergo a purely diagnostic or therapeutic injection, although often the two are combined into one injection.
The Sacroiliac Joint Injection Procedure
The Sacroiliac Joint injection procedure is performed in our office.The entire procedure
usually takes only minutes.
The following outlines the typical injection procedure:
Possible Risks of Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Risks related to this procedure tend to be relatively minor and occur infrequently.
Typical risks include: