The Sacroiliac Joints are right next to the spine – They connect the sacrum to the hips on both sides. Therefore, there are two Sacroiliac Joints in the body. If these joints become inflamed, or are not working properly, then acute pain or chronic pain may be the result.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection for Diagnosis:
With many of our treatments, Dr. Henriquez will first confirm the location of the origin of pain, ensure that the medication with be effective, then do a long-term pain relief treatment.
In order to accomplish the first two tasks – Locating the origin of pain and determining if the medication will work – He must first inject a temporary anesthetic into the Sacroiliac Joints. This is done right in our office.
Once the anesthetic (lidocaine) is injected, then the patient will be asked to move throughout the positions that typically cause lower back pain. If the pain has lessened noticeable (by about 80%) then it is possible to move onto long-term pain relief.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection for Long-Term Pain Relief:
After ensuring that the injection will bring significant pain relief to the lower back, Dr. Henriquez can move onto a long-term result. In this instance, the injection includes both the anesthetic (lidocaine) and a steroid (cortizone) to reduce inflammation in the joint. This treatment is also done in office.
Once a Sacroiliac Joint Injection is successful, Dr. Henriquez may prescribe physical therapy to help a patient return to normal activities and keep the body strong and maintained physically.
Call us so we can set up an appointment to discuss your options for chronic pain treatment. Dr Henriquez strives to provide an approach for personal and compassionate care.
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