The sacroiliac joint is a long, narrow joint found where the spine and the hip bone meet. Pain in this joint is usually cause by arthritis and inflammation. Although a sacroiliac joint injection may not relieve ALL of your pain, it will certainly reduce your pain.
Using x-ray guidance, your physician will direct a small needle into your sacroiliac joint while anesthetizing (numbing) the area. Once verification is made that the needle is in the proper place, the steroid will be injected.
Risks and Complications
Infection – this is very rare. Keep an eye on the injection site over the few days following the injection. If any redness, bleeding or seeping of fluids is noticed, please call the office and speak with a staff member immediately.
If you experience a fever, chills or extremity weakness, please call the office immediately.
You will notice relief within 1-3 days after the injection. You may experience soreness at the site but this should gradually start to get better. You should rest the remainder of the day and can increase your activities in the following days as tolerated.