Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis or inflammation in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.
What to Expect: The patient lies face down. A cushion will be placed under the stomach for comfort and to arch the back. The physician will use touch and a fluoroscope to find the sacroiliac joint.
Sacroiliac Injection in New Jersey
A local anesthetic will numb the skin and all the tissue down to the surface of the sacroiliac joint. The physician will advance a needle through the anesthetized track and into the sacroiliac joint.
A steroid-anesthetics mix will be injected into the sacroiliac joint, bathing the painful area in medication.
When the needle is removed, a small bandage will be applied to cover the tiny surface wound.
Most patients will experience quick relief. However, some patients require multiple injections to ensure that the medication will take full effect.
The physicians at Premier Pain are experienced in Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections. Schedule an appointment at one of the seven Premier Pain Centers locations throughout New Jersey to discuss your pain management options with one of our expert physicians.