SI Joint Injection

A local anesthetic and corticosteroid are injected into one or both of your sacroiliac joints, or into the ligaments surrounding the joints. The local anesthetic, a numbing medication, lessens your pain temporarily. The corticosteroid reduces inflammation that may be causing pain. If you have any questions about this procedure or to schedule an appointment please do not hesitate to call us at any of our office locations conveniently located to the Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville areas.

During the sacroiliac joint injection procedure, the doctor will insert a needle directly into the sacroiliac joint. Fluoroscopy, or x-ray imaging, is used to ensure safe and proper placement of the needle. Dye is injected to make sure the needle is correctly placed. Once correct placement is verified, the medication is injected.

You are monitored for up to 30 minutes after the sacroiliac joint injection. It is important to keep track of your pain to help your doctor know what the next step will be. You may feel immediate pain relief in your back for 2-6 hours following the injection. It is normal for pain to be worse for 1 or 2 days following the injection. This may be due to needle irritation or by the steroid itself. Steroids generally take 2-7 days to begin working. It is generally okay to return to work a day after the injection. If you have any post procedure questions please do not hesitate to give us a call at any of our office locations conveniently located to the Dallas, Irving, Red Oak, Plano, Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville and Duncanville areas.