A sacroiliac joint injection is the injection of steroid drugs and local anesthesia towards the sacroiliac joint. Because of the anesthetizing medicine applied during this method, you may encounter short-term pain comfort that lasts for some hours.
You need to keep in mind that this procedure will not be done if you have a cold, fever, flu, infection, and have high blood pressure. So, it is important to talk to your doctor.
What are the risks?
As similar to other methods, there is a possible chance of infection, bleeding, or an allergic response to the used medications. Further temporary effects may take place. You may feel some weakness or numbness in your legs due to the local anesthesia or numbing drugs. If this hinders your ability to move or walk, you’ll need to stay in the hospital for a few hours to manage your pain.