This procedure is performed with the goal to relief pain in the sacroiliac joints. This can be due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction, degenerative joint disease, or arthritis. Under X-ray guidance, your physician will localize the sacroiliac joints to properly insert the corticosteroid and local anesthetic medication.
The appointment time for a SI Joint Injection is approximately 45-60 minutes all together. There are 3 different stages to the appointment.
After your procedure, you are asked to rest for the remainder of the day and avoid any strenuous activities. Tenderness at the site of needle insertion may occur, in which case ice may be applied for 20 minutes every hour if necessary. Normal activities can be resumed the following day without restrictions.
Certain procedures may be performed with local anesthesia. Your provider will discuss the necessity of this with you at your appointment prior to scheduling the procedure.