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Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Yes: I do several procedures per day. This is the joint between your hip bone and tail bone in the back of your pelvis. It can cause pain and/or numbness down the leg on that side. Ask your doctor how many of this type of injections he/she does, what they are injecting into the joint and what they hope to accomplish with the injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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How much does a sacroiliac joint injection hurt?

How much does a sacroiliac joint injection hurt?

Generally tolerated: It is generally tolerated by the overwhelming majority of patients under local anesthetic. Sometimes, if patients are more nervous, oral or IV sedation can be used. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac joint injection and cervical nerve block. What are they?

Sacroiliac joint injection and cervical nerve block. What are they?

Very different: An si injection is an injection of the joint between the spine and the tailbone. A cervical nerve block is an injection of one of the nerves in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I had a si sacroiliac joint injection near my tailbone 2 days ago and ive been hurting sick to my stomach and feel awful, is this normal after 2 days?

I had a si  sacroiliac joint injection near my tailbone 2 days ago and ive been hurting sick to my stomach and feel awful, is this normal after 2 days?

Injection site pain: Injection site pain likely indicates a bone or periosteum bruise; this can trigger pain reactions of nausea and fatigue - like vaso-vagal or poly-vagal reactions; best move at this point is to rest, apply cold packs 20 min on - 20-30 min off, 20 min on, etc; Let the doctor know who injected you - rarely, an infection could complicate ...Read more

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When do you need facet joint and s-i (sacroiliac) joint injections?

When do you need facet joint and s-i (sacroiliac) joint injections?

When you have done: all conservative care like exercise/physical therapy and medications are not helping. Also you may want to consider this especially if you have to use narcotic pain medications to get relief. ...Read more

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What are sacroiliac joint injections used to treat?

What are sacroiliac joint injections used to treat?

Sacroiliac inflamed: The sacroiliac (SI) joint can be the site of inflammation due to arthritis, from autoimmune disorders, from trauma. Injections into the SI joint, usually with corticosteroids, can reduce inflammation and is used in conjunction with other treatments, such as anti-inflammatory agents and physical therapy. ...Read more

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How common is osteoarthritis of the sacroiliac joint?

How common is osteoarthritis of the sacroiliac joint?

Not Common: Oa of the sij is uncommon, but has been seen. Xray or MRI might reveal pathology in detail. Sij dysfunction or pain is common and generally treated with stretching/strengthening the joint. If this does not help, consider further evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more

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Common and not common causes of sacroiliac joint pain?

Common and not common causes of sacroiliac joint pain?

Sacroiliitis.: Sacroiliac joint inflammation, which constitute the largest classes of rheumatic diseases, is the most common. Do not by into the idea of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. See a rheumatologist. A simple ap-pelvis x-ray will document this! ...Read more

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Can you tell me other common injuries closely related to sacroiliac joint sprains?

Can you tell me other common injuries closely related to sacroiliac joint sprains?

See details: I am not sure what you mean. There is usually no other injuries related to this except lower back. ...Read more