If you’ve recently found yourself with debilitating and nagging back pain and/or leg pain, there’s a possibility that you’re suffering from issues in your sacroiliac joints. These joints are located next to the spine, where they connect the hip with the sacrum.
The inflammation or dysfunction of these two joints can often make way for pain and discomfort. Sacroiliac joint injections can be your gateway to a pain-free life. Understanding this advanced treatment is the first step in the right direction.
A Two-Pronged Approach
Sacroiliac joint injections generally carry two functions: to confirm that your sacroiliac joints are the source of your pain, and treating it. These injections consist of local anesthetic and a steroid medication. During the treatment process, your skin will be numbed with local anesthetic. A needle will then be inserted into the sacroiliac joints using precise X-ray guidance, followed by the injection of the anesthetic and steroid.
After the process, you will be monitored by Total Pain Care pain-management specialists until your recovery. It’s important to understand that the steroid in the injection can potentially result in long-lasting pain relief that generally activates after 24-28 hours.
What to Expect
As with many treatments, remote risks can surface with sacroiliac join injections. Prior to beginning your procedure, our pain-management specialists will go over every facet of the treatment with you to ensure that you and your loved ones are at ease.
It’s important to understand that every person experiences different responses to the procedure. Some say the stinging/burning sensation of the injection is uncomfortable, but passes within seconds. Keep in mind that your pain may subside immediately after the procedure but may return shortly after. The steroid medication generally kicks in 2-3 days after the procedure for most patients.
No More Pain
At Total Pain Care, we know how much pain can affect anyone’s life. The time to act against your debilitating injuries and discomforts is now. Let our New Jersey pain-management specialists make a difference in your life. Complete your free assessment with Total Pain Care today.