Sacroiliac joint injections provide both instant and long-lasting relief for pain in the hips, lower back, and buttocks. At The Pain Management Center, we offer this and other pain management services to the men and women of Turnersville, Linwood and Hamilton, NJ.
What Are Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
Sacroiliac joint injections are a pain management treatment that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joint is found at the base of the spine. When this joint becomes damaged or injured, you may experience pain in the lower back, hips, or buttocks. Sacroiliac joint injections are often an effective treatment for these types of pain.
What is the Sacroiliac Joint Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the sacroiliac joint injection treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is numbed, an injection will be administered into the sacroiliac joint. You will need to have someone drive you home after the procedure, but you will be able to resume most normal activities immediately following your appointment. Any soreness or bruising from the injection process should fade in a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
After your sacroiliac joint injection treatment, you will notice instant relief due to the local anesthetic injected during treatment. Although this will fade within a few hours, the steroid medication should take effect in a few days. At this point, you can expect pain relief that lasts much longer, from anywhere between a few weeks and several months. The duration of the results will vary by patient, but we can help you determine the kind of results you can expect during your initial visit.
If you are struggling with pain in the lower back or buttocks, you may be a good candidate for sacroiliac joint injections. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule your initial appointment, contact us today. The Pain Management Center welcomes patients from Linwood, Hamilton, Voorhees, and the nearby areas of New Jersey.