Sacroiliac Injections

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joints are located in your back where the lumbosacral spine joins your pelvis. The left and right joints are surrounded by a tight joint capsule-shaped in the form of a finger joint. With injury to the joint, patients typically will complain of low back pain and upper buttock pain worsened with sitting. There is pain upon palpation of the upper buttock region.

If it is confirmed that you are suffering from a Sacroiliac Joint Pain, then the best treatment is to inject cortisone in the region. Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces or prevents any further pain for months. The treatment requires a fluoroscopic (x-ray) to guide the injection into your sacroiliac joints. Typically, after about 7 days, you begin to have pain relief.

For more information, consult Dr. Stanley O Ikezi, an experienced Double Board Certified Pain Management Specialist in New York City.

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