The Sacroiliac Joint Injection is used for the treatment of the SI joint pain that arises from degenerative or traumatic changes. The SI injection can be used for a diagnostic purpose or for pain relief. If used to diagnosis the problem area, only lidocaine is injected into the joins space. If the SI injection is being used for pain relief and reduction of inflammation in the SI joint than steroid is injected with the lidocaine.
How does the Sacroiliac Joint relieve my Pain?
The SI injection relieves pain by reducing the inflammation in the SI joint space. That inflammation can cause stenosis around the nerve roots causing sciatica and extreme pain in the low back or buttocks region.