Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
What are Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections?
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine in the hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.
The patient lies face down. A cushion is placed under the stomach for comfort and to arch the back. The Pain MD Houston physician uses touch and a fluoroscope to find the sacroiliac joint.
A local anesthetic numbs the skin and all the surface of the sacroiliac joint. The physician Pain MD Houston advances a needle through the anesthetized track and into the sacroiliac joint.
What can I expect post-procedure?
A steroid-anesthetics mix is injecting into the sacroiliac joint bathing the painful area in medication. The needle is removed, and a small bandage is used to cover the tiny surface wound.