Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
The Sacroiliac Joint identifies the location where the spine and hip joint meet. This injection procedure is designed to relieve pain created by arthritis in the Sacroiliac Joint by reducing swelling and inflammation.
The procedure begins with a patient resting on a pillow that is placed underneath his/her stomach. Utilizing touch and a fluoroscope, the doctor identifies the Sacroiliac Joint and applies a local anesthetic to the surrounding tissue.
A needle is then inserted into the joint, and a steroid-anesthetics mix is injected into the joint to sooth the inflamed, painful area.