Sacroiliac Joint Injection is performed to help relieve pain and inflammation caused by Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. Too little or too much movement by these joints can cause aching and discomfort in the lower back and legs. This injection is meant to do two things: First, to determine that the Sacroiliac Joint is the cause of the pain and secondly, to help rid the body of that pain.
The skin and tissue around the joint are numbed using a local anesthetic. The Sacroiliac Joint is then injected with either Lidocaine, Bupivacaine, or a Corticosteroid. If this helps alleviate the pain in the joint and surrounding areas immediately, it confirms the source of the pain. Pain relief has been reported to last days, weeks, and in some cases, even months if combined with physical therapy.