SACROILIAC JOINT INJECTION
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
What is Sacroiliac Joint injection?
Sacroiliac Joint injection is a treatment option for patients with back pain related to inflammation or arthritis in one or both sacroiliac joints. The procedure involves injection of medications (Steroid and local anesthetic) into the joint.
How is the procedure done?
You will be lying on an X-ray table on your stomach. Blood pressure, heart rate and breathing are monitored. The injection site is cleansed with an antiseptic soap. Your physician places a small needle into the skin and tissues using fluoroscopy (X-ray) guidance. The needle is directed into the sacroiliac joint. Once needle placement is confirmed, medications are injected into the joint. This procedure takes approximately 15 minutes.
How long does the pain relief last?
Pain relief may last up to 3-6 months.
What are side effects and complications?
Side effects and complications are uncommon. Potential side effects and complications include:
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Increased pain for a short period of time.
How should I prepare myself for this procedure?
- If you are on any blood thinners, please call the clinic at 701-551-6980 to receive instructions about your medication.
When should I call my doctor?
You should call us immediately if any of the following occur:
- If you experience any swelling, redness or drainage at the injection site
- If you have a fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit