Sacroiliac Joint Injection

What is the sacroiliac joint?

Sacroiliac joints (SI joint) are joints in the lower back region, located where the sacrum and ilium bones conjoin. Despite the fact that these joints are small and have limited motion, they have an important role of connecting your spine to the pelvic bone and thus the lower part of your body. They perform important functions by absorbing the injurious shock forces of the upper portion of the body. Any inflammation or irritation in SI joints may cause pain in the lower back, abdomen, groin, buttocks or legs.

What are the indications for this procedure?

Sacroiliac joint injections can be used both for diagnostic as well as therapeutic purposes. As a diagnostic tool, it helps your Clinician to locate the origin of pain. To diagnose SI joint pain, an anaesthetic injection is given to the joint under Ultrasound guidance. An acute relief in low back pain following the injection indicates an abnormality in SI joint. For therapeutic uses, SI joint injections will contain a steroid medication along with an anaesthetic agent in order to provide relief from pain for a longer duration. When steroid medication is injected into the painful & inflamed joint, the inflammation reduces and thus relieves the pain.

Your Care Pathway with us

  1. To book an appointment you can call our normal reception line, 0142084487, email direct to info@altonpainclinic.co.uk or click the button given below.
  2. Complete MSK Examination and testing.
  3. Detailed MSK ultrasound scan.
  4. Discussion of your treatment plan; Treatment Plans can include i.e advanced treatmeants for ex.  Cortisone Injection, Ostenil plus (Hyaluronic injection), Prolotherapy or Conservative management like physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, shockwave therapy and laser therapy.

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