Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Injections
Sacroiliac joint pain is a common cause of buttock and upper leg pain. Using x-ray guidance,
local anesthetic and steroid medication is precisely placed into the sacroiliac joint.
What to expect after a sacroiliac joint injection:
Hours of improvement (this can confirm the diagnosis of SIJ pain) The steroid medication that is injected into the joint can take 3-7 days to take effect. Once the inflammation is reduced in the SIJ, patients can experience long term relief.
Often SIJ injections are performed in conjunction with ongoing physical therapy to maximize recovery and restore normal movement to the joint.