The Sacroiliac joint also know as the SI joint is a bilateral and connects the sacrum which is the base of the spine to the hips. A Sacroiliac Joint Steroid injection is done to both diagnose and treat SI joint pain and dysfunction.
Diagnostically the injection is done into the SI joint with guided dye to ensure proper placement. Then the patient is asked to reproduce painful movements. If the majority of pain is gone the SI joint dysfunction diagnosis is partially confirmed. Often a second repeat test with different numbing medication is performed to completely confirm. From there a therapeutic SI steroid injection is administered with aded anti inflammatory medication. Once pain relief has been established for a period of time many patients go on to physical therapy for further restoration of function.