Sacroiliac Joint Pain Treatments
A sacroiliac joint injection is an injection of local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint. It can be used to both diagnose and treat SI joint dysfunction. If you are experiencing lower back pain, this may be a possible treatment.
Radiofrequency is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to reduce or stop the transmission of pain. Radiofrequency waves ablate, or “burn,” the nerve that is causing the pain, essentially eliminating the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
SI fusion is accomplished by inserting implants across the sacroiliac joint to encourage bone growth over the sacroiliac joint to create one immobile unit. This can help reduce pain and instability caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction or inflammation. The procedure is done through a small incision and takes about an hour.