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

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There are two reasons to use medication for sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The first is to bring down the swelling and irritation, called inflammation, in your joint. The second is to control pain.

Take your medication the way your doctor tells you to, even if you start to feel better. If you stop taking it too soon, the inflammation might stick around and keep your joint from healing. That means the pain may come back.

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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