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Physicians' Pain and Spine Specialists, PLLC

 Sacroiliac Joint Injection

This procedure is used to treat patients suffering from pain in their sacroiliac joint (SI joint). It is also used as a diagnostic tool in that it helps locate the source of pain that may or may not be emanating from the SI joint.

The SI joints, which are in your lower back, connect your spine to the pelvis, and thus, the entire lower half of the skeleton. When these joints become inflamed or irritated, they may cause pain in the lower back, buttocks, abdomen, groin or legs. A SI joint injection involves placing numbing and steroidal medicine into the irritated joint or joints, guided by fluoroscopy. The amount of immediate pain relief experienced will help confirm or rule out the joint as the source of pain.

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