Sacroiliac Joint Infiltration
This article aims to inform our patients about this innovative procedure, how it works and how it could benefit them in relieving pain associated with the sacroiliac joint.
What is the sacroiliac joint?
The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is located in the pelvic region and connects the sacrum (the base of the spine) to the iliac bone (part of the hip). This joint is responsible for weight transfer between the spine and the legs and helps cushion impacts to the lower body. Pain in this area can be caused by a number of factors, such as inflammation, injury, degenerative changes, pregnancy or repetitive strain.
What is sacroiliac joint infiltration?
Sacroiliac joint infiltration is a minimally invasive procedure performed to relieve pain associated with SIJ. During this procedure, a specialist physician administers a medication (usually a combination of a local anesthetic and a steroid) directly into the sacroiliac joint using an X-ray or ultrasound-guided needle. The drug helps reduce inflammation and pain in the joint.
Benefits of sacroiliac joint infiltration
Some of the benefits of sacroiliac joint infiltration include:
Pain relief: ISA infiltration can provide significant pain relief in patients suffering from painful conditions in the pelvic region.
Minimally invasive: As a minimally invasive procedure, ASI infiltration carries fewer risks and complications compared to open surgery.
Rapid recovery: Most patients can resume normal activities shortly after the procedure, although it is recommended to avoid strenuous movement for a few days.
Diagnosis and treatment: ISA infiltration not only helps relieve pain, but can also be helpful in diagnosing the source of the pain.
Who are candidates for this procedure?
Ideal candidates for sacroiliac joint infiltration are those who experience pain in the pelvic region and low back pain and have tried other conservative treatments without success. However, each patient is unique and a complete medical evaluation is required to determine if this procedure is appropriate.
At our clinic, we are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced and personalized care. If you experience pain in the pelvic region and think you might benefit from infiltration of the sacroiliac joint.