Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections are an effective treatment for relieving back pain. The SI joint connects the pelvic bones to the spine. These small joints absorb forces from the upper body and are responsible for shifting weight from the lower back to the hips and legs.
These joints can become injured, leading to Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. This condition causes chronic pain and discomfort, often characterized by pain in the lower back, buttocks, groin and legs.
The SI joint injection can accurately target the affected area and deliver a mix of steroids and anesthetic to reduce inflammation and swelling of tissue in the joint space. This powerful, long lasting medication will provide relief for lower back and leg pain for an extended period of time.
There is no cure for SI joint dysfunction, but SI joint injections do provide long lasting relief. Injections are commonly used in a multidisciplinary approach. Other techniques for relieving SI joint pain may include Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and Physical Therapy.