Anyone with problems with their sacroiliac joint may need to treat the inflammation to move comfortably again. Advanced Pain Medical Group in the Los Angeles, Kern, or Ventura County areas can help patients who need help improving their quality of life.
What Is The Sacroiliac Joint?
The sacroiliac joint is where the spine and pelvis meet. This is also where the weight of the body’s trunk and upper half is balanced and translated to the lower limbs. This joint is a very important area for stability and needs to function easily and move freely throughout daily life.
What Happens When The Sacroiliac Joint Hurts?
When you have pain in your sacroiliac joint, engaging in common activities can be hard, making both working and enjoying hobbies more difficult.
Because pain from this joint can make its way into the thighs and the lower back, it can reduce your range of motion. Relief through inflammation reduction helps restore normal functioning as quickly as possible.
How Does a Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Work?
A steroid injection will contain a corticosteroid and an anesthetic. This combination aims to produce both short-term and long-term relief. The anesthetic will reduce pain almost instantly, and the corticosteroid will reduce inflammation, which should lead to longer-term relief after the effects of the anesthetic have worn off.
What Should You Expect at Your Appointment?
If your provider feels you will benefit from a steroid injection, the following steps will happen.
- Your doctor will conduct tests on the joint.
- You will prepare for the injection.
- Refrain from eating or drinking for at least four hours before the appointment.
- You will make sure you have someone to drive you home.
- Avoid certain medications before the procedure.
Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders for maximum benefit.
How Long Does It Take to Get Pain Relief?
Getting relief from your pain can happen quickly due to the anesthetic in most steroid injections. The anesthetic will stop the pain or greatly reduce it within minutes, while the corticosteroid may take between 24 and 48 hours to reduce the inflammation to provide long-term help with the pain.
Depending on the damage to your sacroiliac joint, you may need injections at regular intervals in the future to help keep pain at bay and treat the problem.
Get The Treatment You Need From Advanced Pain Medical Group
If you’re in Los Angeles, Kern, or Ventura County and in need of a sacroiliac joint steroid injection for pain relief or inflammation treatment, contact us today at Advanced Pain Medical Group. We’re here to help reduce your pain and get you moving more freely again.