Occipital Nerve Block
To perform an SIJ injection, an anaesthetist provides light sedation, performed under x-ray guidance. A small dose of local anaesthetic and steroid medication is then placed into the sacroiliac joint.
The local anaesthetic may provide a short-lived improvement in your symptoms; whereas the steroid medical develops gradually and may provide relief for up to 3-6 months. In addition to providing pain relief for several months, SIJ injections provide crucial diagnostic insights that can lead into further developed therapies for sacroiliac joint pain.
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For more details on how to relieve or treat chronic pain, you can reach out to one of our pain specialists at any of our pain care clinic locations. We establish a caring relationship and provide patients with pain relief when needed the most.