Sacroiliac joint blocks

WHAT IS A SACROILIAC BLOCK?

This technique involves injecting a medication (local anaesthetic or corticoid) into the joint between the sacrum (the end of the spine) and the iliac shovels (pelvic bones) to treat mechanical pain of this origin.

WHEN IS IT RECOMMENDED?

Arthritis or osteoarthritis of the joint itself.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

This is a not very painful technique, but a little bit uncomfortable. Long needles directed by ultrasound or X-ray are used to locate the injection site. Always under local anaesthesia.

It usually takes around 20 minutes. If performed in the operating room, a venous line could be channelled for light sedation.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE I START THE TREATMENT?

  • Inform us if you are pregnant
  • We will indicate if you need to suspend any medication temporarily as well as previous hours of fasting.

DO I NEED TO GO WITH SOMEONE?

Yes, it is necessary that someone goes with you from the clinic to your home.

RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER THE TREATMENT

Physical therapy to make injections more effective.

WILL I EXPERIENCE DISCOMFORT AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Occasionally, a temporary pain.

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Sacroiliac joint blocks

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