The Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection helps alleviate pain for those patients suffering from arthritis where the spine and hipbone meet which is also called the sacroiliac joint. The steroid medication combination used in this injection lessens swelling and inflammation in the joint.
During the procedure the patient lies face down with the back slightly arched with a cushion under the stomach for added comfort. The physician uses the fluoroscope and touch to find the sacroiliac joint. A local anesthetic dulls the skin as well as the entire tissue alongside the sacroiliac joint.
A needle is inserted into the anesthetized track of the sacroiliac joint releasing a combination of steroid-anesthetics. The painful area is immersed with the steroid-anesthetics. Finally, the physician withdraws the needle and places a bandage covering a little slit on the skin.