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Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection in Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL

Looking for a treatment that can relieve your arthritis pain? Consider: Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections in Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL. Please call us today at (941) 260-0042 or request an appointment online. We have 3 pain management clinics in Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL.

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection in Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL

Arthritis is a painful degenerative condition that causes chronic inflammation and stiffness in the joints. There are different types of arthritis and your treatment options may vary depending on your unique condition. For many people with arthritis that impacts their sacroiliac joint and causes chronic pain in the lower back or hips, sacroiliac joint steroid injections in Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice, FL can provide immediate and long-lasting relief for intense chronic pain. At Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, our experienced doctors can help you decide whether steroid injections may be right for you.

Where is the sacroiliac joint located?

The sacroiliac joint, sometimes referred to as the SI joint or SIJ, is located between the ilium and sacrum bones of the pelvis.  The joint is accessed during a steroid injection procedure by having the patient lie face down on a treatment table with a cushion used to support the stomach and arch the back. Your doctor will use a fluoroscope as well as their practiced knowledge of anatomy to effectively access the joint. SIJ pain is often caused by chronic arthritis that can cause pain to radiate into the lower back, hips, and buttocks. Pain in this area of the body can cause a great deal of discomfort and inconvenience because it is an essential part for sitting, standing, and most other activities.

What is a sacroiliac joint steroid injection procedure like?

The first step during your injection procedure will be to inject a local anesthetic that will numb the tissue and skin. Following the administration of the anesthetic, your doctor will insert a needle through the numbed tissue and into the sacroiliac joint.  It is at that point that the mixture of anesthetic and steroid will be injected into the injured area. You will immediately feel the effects of the anesthetic medication, which will last for a few hours. The steroidal medication will begin to take effect within 3-5 days of your procedure. The steroid’s impact will last for anywhere from several days to a few months at a time, making sacroiliac joint steroid injections an excellent option for patients seeking long-lasting relief from arthritic pain.

Do I need any downtime to recover from my injection?

Recovery from your sacroiliac joint steroid injection is mostly very simple. You will need to avoid heat and lengthy exposures to water until the following day. You should disclose any medications you are taking with your pain management doctor, so they can discuss with you whether it will be safe to resume taking them immediately following your procedure. The most common side effects include soreness or bruising at the injection site, which is typically very mild and dissipates soon after the procedure.  It is important to stay hydrated following your injection procedure to help flush dye used during the fluoroscopy portion of your treatment. Listen to your body and take some time to relax, especially if you are still feeling the effects of the anesthetic or if sedation was used.

If you are suffering with chronic pain caused by arthritis in your SI joint and would like to discuss steroid injection as a potential treatment option, contact Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine. We provide effective treatments that can target and improve the chronic pain you may be experiencing in your sacroiliac joint at all 3 of our convenient locations in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice, FL.

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