Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections are done to eliminate pain, caused by sacroiliac joint (a joint which connects the spine and thigh-bone) articulation arthritis. The steroid medication injected reduces swelling and inflammation. During this procedure the patient lies face down with a soft pad under their stomach for comfort and to help relax the spine.
A local anesthetic is administered at site of injection which numbs the tissue down to the sacroiliac joint.Then a steroid-anesthetic mixture is injected into the painful area.
SACROILIAC JOINT STEROID INJECTION SIDE EFFECTS:
Possible side effects could be compared with common injection side effects, i.e. allergic reaction, bacterial infection, or bleeding in seldom cases. Steroid side effects are facial, eyes, arms, or legs swelling and elevated sugars for diabetic patients.
It is very important that the patient inform the physician about pregnancy or if he/she is taking blood thinning medication.