• Sacroiliac Joint Injection (SIJ)

    Sacroiliac joint injection is an injection that reduces the inflammation in the joint space. The sacroiliac joints are located in the back where the lumbosacral spine joins the pelvis. The injection consists of steroid and local anesthetic. Prior to the procedure, a small amount of contrast dye is used to confirm proper needle placement. This procedure will most likely be done in an outpatient setting under fluoroscopy. After the injection, you may feel that your pain has subsided or has lessened. If the first injection does not relieve you pain in about a week, the physician may recommend you to have one more injection. RFA of the sacral nerves may be Dr. Ring’s long term plan for chronic SIJ pain.

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