Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Sacroiliac (SI) joint injection - or sacroiliac joint block - is commonly used to both diagnose and treat low back pain and a wide range of symptoms associated with SI joint dysfunction. An estimated 31 million Americans suffer from chronic low back pain at a given time, and it is the second-leading cause of disability globally. Individuals who suffer from SI joint dysfunction know how debilitating it can be. It can have a drastic impact on your overall quality of life.
SI joint injections are one of the most conservative and widely used treatments to relieve pain associated with SI joint dysfunction. The purpose of these injections is not only to provide pain relief, but also to serve as a diagnostic tool to confirm the SI joint is indeed the source of pain and symptoms.
Who Can Benefit from Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Individuals who are in pain and discomfort as a result of an SI joint injury or dysfunction may benefit from this specific type of injection. It is important to keep in mind that SI injections cannot permanently relieve symptoms associated with SI joint problems. However, they will enable the patient to live a higher quality of life and pursue other therapies that may offer long-lasting, permanent relief. Some of the therapies offered at Crescent Pain Relief that are even more effective when used in conjunction with SI joint injections include:
- Physical therapy
- Therapeutic stretching
- Hot/cold therapy
- Low-impact exercise
- Chiropractic therapy
Some of the main advantages to SI joint injections include:
- No scarring
- No incision
- Reduced risk of infection
The SI joint is very important because it is what connects the sacrum to the hip on both sides. When this area becomes inflamed or damaged, it can result in severe dysfunction, as well as chronic pain.
Here at Crescent Pain Relief, it is our goal to find the right therapy or treatment option to reduce or eliminate this type of pain. We understand how frustrating it can be to live with chronic back pain as a result of an SI joint injury of dysfunction, and we are here to help.