Sacroiliac joint injections are primarily used to treat symptoms of sciatica associated with joint dysfunction or chronic pain in the lower back. The sacroiliac joints lie next to the spine and are connected to the sacrum, which is located at the bottom of your vertebrae. Symptoms commonly experienced with sacroiliac joint dysfunction includes the following:
- Lower back pain that can be dull or aching. The pain can range from mild to severe, and is usually felt only on one side of your back, but sometimes may be felt on both sides
- Back pain that spreads to the hips, buttocks, groin or thighs.
- Pain with a hot, sharp and/or stabbing sensation.
- Stiffness and reduced range of motion, which can cause difficulty walking, standing and sitting. The pain may also worsen when climbing stairs, running or jogging or putting weight on one side of the body.
We offer sacroiliac joint injections to provide pain relief and reduce further inflammation. The procedure involves an injection of a local anesthetic and steroid medication into the affected joint. The purpose of the local anesthetic is to numb the area during the procedure. The steroid medication should give you long lasting pain relief and can start working after 24 to 48 hours.
Call Regenerative Spine and Pain Specialists today at 404-618-0995 to schedule an appointment with our physician, Dr. Zwade Marshall, and learn more about sacroiliac joint injections in Fayetteville, Georgia!