Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a very common cause of lower back pain. Patients describe pain in the low back and sacral area (the bottom of the spine), which can also involve the hips and even sometimes down the leg or into the groin. Pain is made worse when standing from a seated position or sitting for long periods of time.

Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The injection therapy treatment of choice for sacroiliac joint dysfunction is sacroiliac joint intra-articular steroid injection. This minimally invasive procedure involves the placement of a spinal needle into the sacroiliac joint using live X-ray technology and then injecting a steroid with lidocaine. The steroid works as an anti-inflammatory to decrease inflammation and pain in the sacroiliac joint. The injection reduces pain, improves function, and decreases the need for pain medication, thereby allowing the patient to return to work, play, and sleep better.

If you are experiencing pain as a result of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, call TPMG pain management specialist Dr. Dawson of TPMG Interventional Pain Treatment Center at 757-232-8844 about injection therapy. No one should have to live their lives with preventable pain. Try injection therapy today and start on the path towards feeling better.

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