There are two sacroiliac joints. They sit next to the spine connecting each side of the sacrum with the hip bones. Inflammation or dysfunction can cause lower back pain.
A sacroiliac joint injection helps diagnose the source of your low back pain but also provides pain relief. Injections may be performed separately for diagnosis or therapeutic reasons, but they also may be combined into one treatment.
When performed for diagnostic purposes, the SI joint injection helps confirm suspected sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The injection is performed using fluoroscopy for accuracy. The needle is inserted and contrast is added. This allows for proper needle placement and spread of the medication.
A numbing medicine is injected. If the patient experiences pain relief, he/she is tentatively diagnosed with SI joint dysfunction. A second injection may be done with a different numbing agent to confirm the diagnosis.
When therapeutic sacroiliac joint injections are performed, the process is similar. However, a corticosteroid is included to reduce joint inflammation and to aid in pain relief. Although results vary from patient to patient, low back pain relief from sacroiliac joint injections can last for months.
Say no to chronic pain! If you have low back pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Usman Ahmad, our board-certified physiatrist. Sacroiliac joint injections effectively reduce inflammation in the SI joint and provide pain relief for your lower back.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we provide non-surgical, non-opioid pain management in Charlotte, NC. Our holistic, interdisciplinary approaches to pain management help patients heal, find pain relief, and improve their mobility as quickly as possible.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we offer affordable sacroiliac joint injections in Charlotte. With a range of innovative pain management techniques and procedures, we provide treatment and relief for the entire body from the head to the feet.
We are committed to providing the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. As a result, we perform procedures in the office instead of in a hospital or outpatient facility. Our affordable treatments are performed in the comfort of our private Charlotte-based medical office with our compassionate, professional staff. By performing procedures in the office, we help save patients money because they avoid paying extra facility fees from hospitals, outpatient medical centers, or hospital-owned medical practices.
Our patients’ health comes first! Personalized patient care sets our practice apart. We utilize a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management which includes non-surgical, non-opioid solutions.
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