Sacroiliac Joint Pain
The sacroiliac joints, like any other joints in the body, can become inflamed or arthritic. When inflamed, the sacroiliac joints typically cause low back pain that is often referred to the hips, groin regions, and thighs. Activities like climbing stairs or inclines as well as rising from a sitting position will often aggravate this source of low back pain. Pain radiating from the Sacroiliac joint can be treated with fluoroscopically guided injections. Flouroscopic technology provides the physician with a real-time view of the internal skeletal structure of the body. Injected medication can then be delivered at the precise source of the pain under direct visualization to confirm proper medication placement.
The injected medication decreases inflammation at the level of the joints, which reduces the radiating pain arising from this irritation. It is often necessary to repeat treatment in order to build up the medication and provide lasting pain relief.