The Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Procedure
A Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection is an injection into the large joint called the sacroiliac joint, which is a bilateral joint located in the low back towards the buttocks. This joint serves as a fusion between the iliac bone and the sacral bone. It is a common source of low back pain in which the lumbar back is not involved. This is easily diagnosed with clinical exam, radiological studies and MRIs. These injections are performed using an x-ray machine with a needle guided into the joint, delivering cortisone and local anesthetic. A series of one to three injections is usually required to diagnose and effectively treat this pain.