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Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Background

Sacroiliac joint (SI Joint) dysfunction is a common source of pain which might present as lower back pain, buttock pain, hip pain or even sciatica. All too often this condition is overlooked by missed by untrained physicians.SI Joint

The sacroiliac joint or SI joint is the joint between the sacrum and the ilium bones on both sides of the pelvis, which are connected by strong ligaments. In humans, the sacrum supports the spine and is supported in turn by an ilium on each side. Each side of sacroiliac joint normally work together. If one side is injured and becomes stiff, the movement pattern could change causing pain and stiffness. Pain is often made worse with walking and bending activities. It is also possible that one side to become too loose (laxed) as well, resulting in SIJ dysfunction that can lead to chronic pain. SIJ dysfunction can occur with injury, such as when a person falls and lands on one side of the body and alters the position of the joint, or when an athlete has a direct injury to this joint.

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injection—

A sacroiliac (SI) joint injection—also called a sacroiliac joint block—is primarily used either to diagnose or treat low back pain and/or sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. With this procedure a local anesthetic and other anti-inflammatory medication or regenerative cells and solutions are injected into the sacroiliac joint. Due to the numbing medicine used during this procedure, you may experience temporary pain relief afterwards that may last several hours. Once the numbing medicine wears off, however, your pain will most likely return. The steroid medication may give longer lasting pain relief and usually begins working after 24-48 hours.

When indicated, Dr. Magaziner will use regenerative medicine procedures also to enhance the relief and help improve the underlying dysfunction.

Individual results may vary from patient to patient. For more information on sacroiliac joint injection, please contact our North Brunswick office.

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Dr. Edward Magaziner has dedicated his career to helping people with pain, and musculoskeletal injuries. His focus is to use state of the art and innovative treatments to alleviate these problems. He is well known around the country in his field and is considered by many one of the top treating physicians in this region.