A sacroiliac (SI) injection procedure is a medical treatment performed by an ASCPM practitioner to help relieve lower back pain and pain in the buttock area. The sacroiliac joint connects the sacrum, the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine, to the pelvis. When this joint becomes inflamed or injured, it can cause discomfort and limit mobility.

Procedure Details

During the procedure, an ASCPM practitioner uses a needle to inject a mixture of a numbing medication and a corticosteroid into the sacroiliac joint. The numbing medication provides immediate pain relief, while the corticosteroid helps reduce inflammation and provide longer-lasting relief. The injection is often guided by imaging technology, such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound, to ensure accuracy and safety.

Effects and Benefits

The effects of a sacroiliac injection can vary, but it often provides significant pain relief and improves the ability to move comfortably. By targeting the inflamed or injured sacroiliac joint directly, this procedure offers relief and improves mobility and functionality.

Consultation and Consideration

It’s important to consult with an ASCPM healthcare professional to determine if this procedure is appropriate for managing your specific sacroiliac joint condition. They can provide comprehensive information about the procedure and its potential benefits tailored to your individual situation.