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How can injection help with treating sacroiliac (SI) joint pain?

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If pills and physical therapy alone don’t get rid of your pain in a few weeks, your doctor might try a shot inside your joint with a drug to numb the pain and a steroid to bring down the inflammation.

You have to go to the hospital or an outpatient clinic to get the injection. It takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

Afterward, you might feel some numbness or weakness in your legs and feet. It should go away within 6 hours. You’ll need to rest for 24 hours.

From: Treatments to Bring SI Joint Pain Relief WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UCLA Health: "Sacroiliac Joint Disease."

Medscape: "Sacroiliac Joint Medication", "Sacroiliac Joint Injury Treatment & Management."

Harvard Medical School: "12 Things You Should Know About Common Pain Relievers."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Drug Record: Muscle Relaxant Drugs."

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: "Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction."

University of New Mexico Pain Center: "Sacroiliac Joint."

Baxter Regional Medical Center: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

Cleveland Clinic: “Sacroiliac Joint Injection.”

Pain Physician : " Ultrasound-guided sacroiliac joint injection technique." 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

UCLA Health: "Sacroiliac Joint Disease."

Medscape: "Sacroiliac Joint Medication", "Sacroiliac Joint Injury Treatment & Management."

Harvard Medical School: "12 Things You Should Know About Common Pain Relievers."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Drug Record: Muscle Relaxant Drugs."

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: "Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction."

University of New Mexico Pain Center: "Sacroiliac Joint."

Baxter Regional Medical Center: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology: "Sacroiliac Joint Injection."

Cleveland Clinic: “Sacroiliac Joint Injection.”

Pain Physician : " Ultrasound-guided sacroiliac joint injection technique." 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

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