Chronic pain in your hips, legs and lower back may be attributed to issues within the sacroiliac joint of the pelvis. National Pain Institute offers sacroiliac joint injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Are Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Sacroiliac joint injections involve administering medications into the hip joint to reduce inflammation and chronic pain. Patient with hip joint disorders experience a range of symptoms, such as sharp pains that radiate down the legs, difficulty walking or standing and pain when they recline or lie down. The discomfort can be debilitating and limit the activities that can be performed. Over time, the effects of sacroiliac joint disorders greatly diminish a person’s quality of life.
What Are the Benefits of Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Sacroiliac joint injections reduce any inflammation around the hip joint that contributes to your chronic pain. The treatment will not address the underlying medical issue, such as degeneration of the joint. This is an outpatient procedure that does not require general anesthesia, and the treatment typically takes less than one hour.
Am I a Candidate for Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
In addition to the types of pain that are related to disorders of the sacroiliac joint, other considerations for the injections are:
- Past response to conservative chronic pain treatments.
- Secondary symptoms that you experience.
- How you have responded to conservative treatments, such as pain medications.
- How often the pain disrupts your activities.
How Are Sacroiliac Joint Injections Performed?
At National Pain Institute, we use innovative imaging technology during the sacroiliac joint injections to ensure that the needle is in the precise position to maximize the benefits of the treatment. Once the needle is in position, we slowly administer the medications. You may notice a slight tingling or burning sensation as the steroids enter the joint cavity.
What Is the Recovery Like After Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
You may wish to rest for the first day after your sacroiliac joint injections, but this is not required. You should have a noticeable improvement in your pain, but some discomfort may last for a few days. There are no restrictions to your activities after sacroiliac joint injections.
What Should I Expect After Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
The effects of the injections may last for six to nine months. In some patients, the steroids work for slightly less time while other patients enjoy the pain-relieving benefits for slightly longer than nine months. Once the pain returns, you can contact us to schedule an appointment for another series of injections.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers sacroiliac joint injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.