Sacroiliac Joint Injections
The sacroiliac joint is a large joint in your lower back and buttocks region. When the joint becomes painful, it can refer pain into your groin, abdomen, hip, buttock or leg. Caliber Pain™ offers treatments for sacroiliac joint pain, including sacroiliac joint injections, at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
If icing and heat, oral medication and physical therapy do not relieve your pain in a few weeks, a pain management injection that combines an anesthetic with an anti-inflammatory or regenerative medicine may be the right next option.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic SI Injections
A sacroiliac joint injection serves both a diagnostic and a therapeutic purpose. By placing numbing medicine into the SI joint, the amount of immediate pain relief will help determine if the SI joint is the source of your pain. If you obtain complete relief while the SI joint is numb, this joint is most likely your pain source.
The time-release cortisone and/or regenerative medicine will work to reduce inflammation in the SI joint, provide pain relief and promote healing. The steroid will take 2-3 days to start working; if you opted for stem cells or PRP, the healing and regenerative benefits will take 4- 6 weeks. These treatment modalities can provide long-term pain relief.
Injections such as corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma, NGF or stem cells are options for pain relief and healing damaged soft tissues. Our doctor will thoroughly discuss the benefits of each modality. Some treatment protocols incorporate regenerative medicine options once pain and inflammation are well controlled by a steroid.
You might feel some numbness or weakness in your legs and feet, which should go away within 6 hours. The benefits can vary by individual. For some, the relief lasts several months or longer. If the treatment works for you, you can have periodic injections to stay pain-free.
If you need SI joint syndrome pain relief, contact our team at Caliber Pain™ today. We offer interventional and regenerative medicine at our clinic in UES New York City, including sacroiliac joint injections.