Sacroiliac joint injection specialist

A sacroiliac joint injection is a diagnostic tool to confirm the sacroiliac joint problems in a patient. Since the symptoms of sacroiliac joint pain may be similar to those of lower back pain, patients may be misdiagnosed. So, sacroiliac joint injection specialist, Dr. Samiullah Kundi, MD at Indiana Neurology and Pain Center delivers sacroiliac joint injections in order to carefully diagnose and provide pain relief

Sacroiliac joint injection Q & A

The joint that connects the iliac bones (hip bones) to the sacrum (spinal cord end) is known as the sacroiliac joint. The joints are placed together strongly by ligaments and muscles. While sacroiliac joint movement is limited, with age people may experience pain and problems in performing simple tasks like walking or sitting longer.

A sacroiliac joint injection serves as a tool to help diagnose sacroiliac joint pain.
When you visit Indiana Neurology and Pain Center with chronic lower back or leg pain, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause.
In addition to obtaining a thorough medical history and performing a physical, your pain management expert may also request diagnostic imaging to confirm or rule out the root cause of your pain. To diagnose and confirm a sacroiliac joint, a sacroiliac joint injection is used.

To treat the sacroiliac joint pain, a sacroiliac joint injection is performed. It helps in both diagnosing and treating the pain. The procedure begins with local anesthesia to reduce the treatment pain. Then the specialist uses image-guided technology to carefully place needles on the paint point. Within 30 minutes of the procedure, patients can experience pain relief to some extent.

Once the procedure of sacroiliac joint injection is completed, the patient may go home after some time. Over the next few weeks, the patient is asked to track their pain level and report to the doctor. If there is a pain relief by 75% or more, the diagnosis of sacroiliac joint is confirmed. The sacroiliac joint injection may be required 3 times a year to maintain continuity in pain relief. The patient may also be recommended radiofrequency ablation for long-term pain relief.

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