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Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Yes: Sacroiliac joint injections are commonly performed to achieve either diagnostic (evaluate the source of low back pain) or therapeutic (treat pain related to sacroiliac arthritis) goals. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Can a registered nurse give a joint injection?

Can a registered nurse give a joint injection?

NO, she can not give: RN, IS NOT QUALIFIED BY TRAINING TO GIVE INJECTION INTO THE JOINT ...Read more

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What are common complications of a facet joint injection?

What are common complications of a facet joint injection?

Pain, numbness: Facet joint injections are often done in the lumbar & cervical spine, often under fluoroscopy (live x-ray), bathing this joint with an anesthetic (lidocaine, etc.) and steroid/cortisone. Common side effects include pain (during and for the first 48 hours), numbness (often temporary) and bleeding (usually minimal). Rare & serious side effects include infection, nerve injury and spinal fluid leak. ...Read more

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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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Hey docs, should verced i.V. Always be given for pain during facet joint injection?

Hey docs, should verced i.V. Always be given for pain during facet joint injection?

Depends: Versed can help with anxiety during your procedure but not everyone needs this. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through. ...Read more

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I have a head cold. Can I still have a SI joint injection under sedation?

I have a head cold. Can I still have a SI joint injection under sedation?

Anesthesia: When you are sick is always a risky proposition. Anestesiologists usually suggest rescheduling such a procedure when you are ill, especially if you have a fever. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is steriod joint injection safe during pregnancy?

Hoping you can tell me, is steriod joint injection safe during pregnancy?

Probably: I have done these before with no problems but it is best to ask your obgyn about your particular case. ...Read more

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What is the name of the joint injection that can help with chronic ankle pain?

What is the name of the joint injection that can help with chronic ankle pain?

There are a few: The most common injection for joints is a corticosteroid type injection (the contents of which are physician preference). There are other joint injections that are used for knees that are sometimes used in the ankle "off label" and you would need to discuss this and your condition with your specialist to determine what is the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

I had a steroid guided SI joint injection at Noon today. The numbing medicine has wore off. It's becoming painful. What can I do?

Ice or heat: It is usual for the pain to come after the anesthesia wears off You can ice it or moist heat and usually it is gone the next day Sometimes a pain pill can help but start with advil (ibuprofen) and local treatment first. If it increases then call your provider ...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 second si joint injection. I am having weakness in that hip. I can't walk normally on one side. The dr said it will be okin2hr but 4 hrs. Not!

I had a second si joint injection. I am having weakness in that hip. I can't walk normally on one side. The dr said it will be okin2hr but 4 hrs. Not!

Wait: I'd give it more time, and wait it out overnight. In most cases the symptoms will completely resolve by then. If not, definitely call your doctor again. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the difference between facet joint injection and paravertebral injection and epidural injection? Any website with picutres explaining such?

What is the difference between facet joint injection and paravertebral injection and epidural injection? Any website with picutres explaining such?

Location: The facet joints are the joints between the vertebra. An epidural injection goes into the epidural space (the space just outside the sac that covers the spinal cord. Depending on approach epidurals can be translaminar or transforaminal. Paracertebralinjections are in the space immediately to the side of the area where the spinal nerves come out of the spine. The location is the main difference. ...Read more

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9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

I see a revision.: If the position of the toe was correct after surgery, but has drifted SUBSTANTIALLY since, then I feel your chance of spontaneous correction is minimal. Best to get a second opinion soon. ...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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I had a Right SI joint injection today, I am now experiencing bad nausea and a headache along with lower back and leg pain, even with a pain pill?

I had a Right SI joint injection today, I am now experiencing bad nausea and a headache along with lower back and leg pain, even with a pain pill?

Sacroilitis: The nausea and headache may be related to the steroid in the injection. The persistent back and leg pain may be caused by a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. See a spine specialist for further treatment. ...Read more

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Should I get my facet joint injection with an eye infection?

Should I get my facet joint injection with an eye infection?

Yes: The eye infection posses no problem with this and any injection. ...Read more

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85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more

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What's the procedure for a cortisone injection into the hip joint?

What's the procedure for a cortisone injection into the hip joint?

Needle: A needle is placed in the hip joint and steroid is injected. This is often times done under xray (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and is not very uncomfortable. ...Read more