Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Specialist in Jackson, MS
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection in Jackson, MS
Common questions asked by patients: What are sacroiliac joint steroid injection? What are the benefits? How do I prepare for my injection? What should I expect during recovery? For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment to discover more. We serve patients from Jackson MS, Pearl MS, Ridgeland MS, Clinton MS, Byram MS, Richland MS, Florence MS, Madison MS, and Fondren MS.
If you are experiencing pain in your sacroiliac joint, your healthcare provider may prescribe a sacroiliac joint injection. Dr. J. Edwin Dodd offers steroid injections to relieve sacroiliac joint discomfort. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. Depending on the injury, sacroiliac joint pain can range from minor to severe and occurs in such areas of the body including legs, hip, or lower back pain. This joint injection helps to reduce both acute and long-term pain as well as joint inflammation. Learn more about this innovative treatment today! Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections are available at Jackson Pain Center. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 1190 North State Street, Suite 102, Jackson, MS 39202.
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What is a sacroiliac joint steroid injection?
How long does it take for an SI steroid injection to work?
How do I prepare for my injection?
What should I expect during recovery?
The Sacroiliac Joint Injection (SI) involves injecting local anesthetic and steroids into the joint. A sacroiliac joint injection is used to reduce inflammation and/or swelling of nerves. SI injections may reduce pain in the low back, groin, buttock, and leg from nerve inflammation/irritation or swelling in your sacroiliac joint. Six hours after the injection, the local anesthetic or numbing medication will wear off.
If you are experiencing pain in your sacroiliac joint, your healthcare provider may prescribe you a sacroiliac joint injection. Your spine (sacrum) is connected to your pelvis (ilium) through this joint. Each side of your body has a sacroiliac joint. The sacrum is connected to each side of the pelvis by these bones. Joints such as these act as shock absorbers. Their purpose is to transfer weight and forces from the upper body to the legs.
Before the steroid medication takes effect, your pain may briefly return. However, this does not mean the block failed. It may take 24 to 72 hours for the steroid or anti-inflammatory medication to begin working. It can sometimes take up to one week for a steroid to take effect. The injection site may be sore for a day or two after the procedure. It is possible that the pain is caused by the needle being inserted into the sacroiliac joint as well as medication that was injected into it. SI joint injections can last from a few days to several months. Additional injections may be recommended if you achieve partial sustained relief following the first SI joint injection.
Prior to the procedure, you should not consume any solid food or liquid after midnight.
It is okay to take your medications with a small amount of water. It is recommended that diabetics wait until after the procedure is complete to take their medication.
Before coming in, make sure your blood sugar is within the normal range at home.
Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, and any other blood thinners must be discontinued well before your procedure if you are taking them. When to stop taking this medication will be determined by our staff. Make your pain management doctor aware of your use of a blood thinner, and contact your primary care physician before discontinuing it.
The doctor will ask you to sign a consent form after examining you and explaining the risks and benefits of the procedure. After lying on your stomach for a few minutes, you will be assisted to the X-ray table. An antiseptic soap and alcohol are used to clean your injection site, and then sterile drapes are placed over it. During the procedure, the skin is numbed with local anesthetic (numbing medicine). A needle is inserted into the sacroiliac joint under X-ray guidance. To confirm proper placement, X-ray dye will be injected.
After the local anesthetic is injected into the joint, the needle is removed, and a steroid is injected into the joint. A Band-Aid will be applied to the injection site after it has been washed. A recovery area will be provided for you to wait between 20 and 30 minutes. After your doctor authorizes discharge, you may go home with your driver after receiving verbal and written discharge instructions.
The local anesthetic may relieve your pain immediately after injection. It is possible that your pain will return once the numbing medicine wears off. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness at the injection site and your pain may worsen for a day or two. Most people start experiencing the effects of the steroid medication within 2-3 days of taking it. Three or four times a day, apply an ice pack to the injection area to alleviate discomfort. Following the injection, you may take your usual pain medication.
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injections are available at Jackson Pain Center. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 1190 North State Street, Suite 102, Jackson, MS 39202. We serve patients from Jackson MS, Pearl MS, Byram MS, Ridgeland MS, Clinton MS, Richland MS, Florence MS, Madison MS, and the entire central Mississippi area.
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