The sacroiliac joint is a firm, small joint that lies at the junction of the spine and the pelvis.
Pain arising from the sacroiliac joint is a common cause of low back pain. Pain is often localized to one side of the low back but can be on both sides as well. Pain can also radiate to the groin, posterior thigh and on occasion below the knee.
The pain can range from an ache to a sharp pain. Difficulty turning over in bed, struggling to put on shoes and socks and stiffness in the lower back when getting up after sitting for long periods is also common.
Treatment of Sacroiliac pain often includes anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. Sacroiliac joint injection can give pain relief as well assistance in diagnosing the source of pain.
Other procedures including sacroiliac radiofrequency ablation can often provide even longer term pain relief. Surgery can also be considered in extreme cases.
Pre Injections Instructions
If you are anxious about your procedure, sedation can be provided.
If you choose this option you must meet the following criteria:
Come to your appointment with a responsible adult driver.
Fast for at least 6-8 hours prior to our appointment time. Morning medications can be taken with a sip of water no later than 2 hours prior to you appointment time. Exceptions may include diabetic medications, in this case please call the office for specific instructions.
If you are taking blood thinners or supplements, we may ask that you discontinue them prior to your procedure. Never stop these medications without approval from the physician prescribing them.
If you are taking blood thinners your pain physician may ask they be discontinued prior to injection. Never stop these medications without permission from the physician prescribing them. Please call our office if your blood thinner is not listed:
If you are taking any supplements such as Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginseng, Vitamin A&E, Ginger, Kava Kava, Clove, White Willow bark, or Gingko please stop these 7 days prior to your procedure.
Start the Path Towards Healing
Our physicians offer diagnostic testing, fluoroscopic guided procedures and steroid injections. Our goal is to restore function of damaged joints, nerves, and muscles to treat low back, neck, and other pain. Our mission is to have all patients living their lives with minimal pain and to meet each of our patients’ needs with the highest quality care. We offer innovative solutions utilizing the latest, minimally invasive technologies.