Sacroiliac joint injections are used to alleviate the pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, as well as a diagnostic tool. The sacroiliac joints connect the tailbone with the pelvis. They are located on both sides of the tailbone.
During a sacroiliac injection, a local anesthetic is injected to numb the area before the medication is injected into the joint under x-ray guidance. Patients often experience immediate pain relief that lasts a couple of hours from the anesthetic. The main medication is a long-lasting corticosteroid that will provide pain relief for an extended period of time typically within 2 to 5 days.
Contact Omega Rehabilitation and Spine today. James L. Carlisle, MD can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today.