Sacroiliac Joint Injection

Sacroiliac Joint Injections are advanced nonsurgical diagnostic and pain relief treatments performed by the region’s leading pain management experts at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C., a medical group affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY.

In addition to providing anesthesia care for patients before, during, and after surgery, Nassau Anesthesia Associates has anesthesiologists with advanced training in the field of pain management. We utilize the most advanced nonsurgical techniques for treating acute and chronic pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments.

The sacroiliac joint block is used to diagnose and treat low back pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The two sacroiliac joints are located near the spine, connecting the sacrum with the hips on both sides. Pain is often the result of the joints becoming inflamed or dysfunctional.

SI Joint Injections for Diagnosis and Treatment

As a diagnostic tool, a sacroiliac joint block is used to determine if existing symptoms can be eliminated by numbing the nerve. If pain relief results from the injection, the suspected diagnosis of sacroiliac joint dysfunction is confirmed. Upon diagnosis, your doctor can then discuss with you the variety of treatment options that can help relieve the symptoms of this condition.

Your doctor might suggest that you combine ongoing sacroiliac joint injections with physical therapy, pelvic stabilization and manipulation therapy. The SI joint injections alone can help:

Reduce inflammation

Reduce swelling

Accelerate healing

Improve lower body function and mobility

Alleviate pain associated with the lower back, buttocks, groin and legs

The Hypogastric Plexus Block Procedure

  • During the procedure, you will be positioned on your stomach and given local anesthesia in the area where the injection will be placed. Sometimes, at the patient’s request, sedatives are given to make them more comfortable. .

  • The correct placement of the injection is determined by x-ray guidance and the administration of contrast dye.

  • Once the correct location is determined, your doctor will insert the injection into the sacroiliac joint.

  • The entire procedure usually takes an average of 20 to 30 minutes, but your physician will usually keep you an extra 30 minutes to ensure there are no adverse reactions.

  • A successful block will cause profound pain relief in the lower body and can last anywhere from weeks to years. Long-term effects are generally sustained with repeated treatments.

Meet our Elite Team of Anesthesiologists and Pain Management Specialists

The highly skilled anesthesiologists at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C. have several additional years of anesthesia specialty training such as cardiac, pediatric, or intensive care medicine.

Our affiliation with renowned Winthrop-University Hospital provides our patients with complete access to Winthrop’s vast resources including physicians and state-of-the-art operating rooms and facilities.

The Winthrop-University Hospital Advantage

Nassau Anesthesia Associates’ affiliation with renowned Winthrop-University Hospital provides our patients with complete access to Winthrop’s vast resources including physicians and state-of-the-art operating rooms and facilities.