Non-Operative Spine – Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
An injection into the sacroiliac joint, a large joint in the lower back, can be used to relieve pain in the lumber spine and thigh. Inflammation in the joint can cause the tissue to rub together causing pain and discomfort. A steroid injection can reduce this swelling and irritation.
- Traumatic injury
- A needle is inserted into the joint using x-ray guidance
- Dye is injected to provide contrast that can help identify the injured tissue
- Steroids and a local anesthetic are then injected into the joint
- The steroids provide relief for pain associated with inflammation and swelling
- Relief can be long-term or temporary as the injury heals