SI Joint Injections

Experiencing the chronic pain generally associated with SI joint dysfunction can be debilitating. Many patients who are experiencing this type of pain wonder what treatment options may be available to them. Laser Spine Institute is committed to assisting patients in making the best decision regarding their conditions and their lifestyle, which is why we always recommend that patients exhaust all conservative options prior to looking into surgical procedures.

One of the most common forms of conservative treatment is the SI joint injection. Injections are used in a number of ways to both diagnose and locate the source of a patient’s pain, as well as to alleviate the pain by injecting medication directly into the impacted area. The SI joint injection is often a corticosteroid injection, releasing the inflammation surrounding the impacted joint. This type of treatment brings many patients some level of relief for a short amount of time.

Other commonly recommended conservative treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Chiropractic care
  • Hot/cold therapy
  • Low-impact exercise
  • Medications

Though it is good to explore multiple different methods of conservative treatment, a small portion of people will not experience any relief from injections or other conservative options. Laser Spine Institute offers these patients an effective and successful alternative to traditional open back surgery used to treat SI joint pain. For more information regarding our SI joint fusion, contact Laser Spine Institute today.