If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain/buttock pain that has not responded to medications and conservative therapy, you may be a candidate for a Sacro-iliac joint injection performed by our pain specialist Dr. Bajaj in Los Angeles (thinkrps.com
). The sacrum is part of the spine and the ilium bone part of the pelvis. Where is the sacro-iliac joint? The SI joint connects the sacrum and the ileum which are two large bones in the low back and pelvis area that is located above the hip socket. Pathologic changes that may result include but are not limited to car accidents, falls, lumbar fusion, rheumatoid arthritis, and more just to name a few within the Sacro-iliac joint that often leads to inflammation and pain. Therefore, our pain specialist Dr. Bajaj in Los Angeles (thinkrps.com
) customizes specific tailored injections for each patient’s needs.
A sacro-iliac joint injection is both diagnostic and therapeutic to locate specific nerve ending within the joint and help alleviate the source of the pain to help decrease this inflammation and reduction in pain. How? This safe outpatient procedure takes less than 20 minutes. The patient lies prone on a table while x-rays are taken to establish where the needle should be placed while a local anesthetic (numbing medication) is used to numb the skin. Next, the needle injected into the joint under x-ray guidance and confirmed to be in the joint, anti-inflammatory (steroid medication) is injected. Most patients experience significant pain relief, although results vary from patient to patient which can take up to 2 to 3 days to take effect.
Dr. Bajaj will carefully evaluate your condition to determine if this treatment is right for you, or if another therapy might be more effective. Call for an appointment with our renowned pain specialist Dr. Bajaj at Remedy Spine & Pain Solutions in our Los Angeles office to learn more about sacro-iliac joint injections and to determine if you are a candidate. If you are interested in innovative safe modern approaches to pain management, visit thinkrps.com
for more information.