Sacroiliac joint injections are used primarily to diagnose or treat lower back pain and/or symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
What are sacroiliac joints?
The sacroiliac joints lie next to the spine and connect the sacrum (triangular-shaped bone near the bottom of the spine) with the hips on both sides. There is one sacroiliac joint on the right and one on the left. Joint inflammation and/or dysfunction in this area often cause pain.
How does a sacroiliac joint injection work?
A sacroiliac joint injection (also called an SI joint injection) first places a numbing medicine into the joint to provide immediate relief. If you achieve complete relief while the joint is numb, it means this joint is most likely not the source of your pain.
Who is a candidate for sacroiliac joint injections?
If you’re suffering from pain in the lower back, buttocks, or lower leg, you may be a candidate for sacroiliac joint injections. During your appointment, we will carefully evaluate your condition to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Call (770) 558-8501 to schedule your appointment with SIPA today. We are conveniently located on Hammond Dr. in Atlanta.