Chronic pain in the lower back and buttocks may be caused by inflammation in the sacroiliac joint. Central Florida Pain Management offers sacroiliac joint injections for residents of Ocala, The Villages, and the nearby areas of central Florida.
What Are Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Sacroiliac joint injections are recommended for treating lower back pain and chronic pain in the buttocks. The pain is associated with inflammation and damage in the joint that joins the spine to the hip. SI injections are often used in cases where surgery is not recommended or necessary.
What Are the Benefits of Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
SI injections contain steroids and other medications that reduce inflammation inside the joint. The inflammation puts pressure on the nerves and causes pain in the buttocks and lower back. Persistent inflammation will result in chronic pain.
Am I a Candidate for Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Sacroiliac pain relief is recommended for patients who experience pain linked to the sacroiliac joint for three months or longer. If you have a cold, infection, flu or other medical conditions, you may need to manage that before having your SI injections.
How Are Sacroiliac Joint Injections Performed?
The SI joint injection procedure is performed with a thin needle that is inserted into the sacroiliac joint. We use special x-ray technology to guide us to the joint. You may experience a slight burning or stinging sensation as the medication is injected into the joint. We use a topical anesthesia to help you feel relaxed during the procedure.
What is Recovery Like After Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Prolotherapy for the SI joint involves administering a medication that numbs the joint immediately, so you will have less pain after the treatment. The steroids work to reduce inflammation, and this may take up to three days.
What is the Prognosis After Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Sacroiliac joint injections provide short-term relief for lower back pain and pain in the buttocks that is caused by damage to the joint. You will need to have regular SI injections to keep the chronic pain under control. We will describe the recommended frequency of the SI injections as part of your consultation.
Sacroiliac joint injections are available through many clinicians, but few have the expertise to administer the steroids and numbing medication with the precision needed to provide relief from your chronic lower back and buttock pain. If you want safe and effective relief from your sacroiliac pain, Central Florida Pain Management offers the procedure for residents of Ocala, The Villages, and the surrounding areas of central Florida. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D.