Sacroiliac Joint Injections, London

Sacroiliac Joint (SI) Injections are a common treatment for pain and inflammation in the sacroiliac joint, a small joint that connects the sacrum bone in the lower spine to the ilium bone in the pelvis. SI joint pain is often caused by injury, arthritis, or pregnancy. Injections are performed by a qualified medical professional and involve the injection of a local anesthetic and steroid medication directly into the joint space to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Injection

Here at London Interventional Clinic we provide sacroiliac joint injections in London. If you are suffering from sacroiliac joint pain in London, please don’t hesitate on giving us a call today. Upon a phone call, one of our friendly team members will be happy to talk through your needs and come up with an effective treatment plan for your sacroiliac joint injections.

The experts at London Interventional Clinic will provide you with treatment to help relieve, deter and prevent you of any pains you are suffering from. Simply get in touch today and the new you start here, and you won’t be held back with pain any longer.

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What Are Sacroiliac Joints

Sacroiliac joints are a pair of small joints which lie close to the junction of the spine and pelvis. Most often when we think of knees, hips and shoulders – joints are meant to move. The sacroiliac joint does not move much but it is an essential weight bearing joint.

The Sacroiliac joints are important for shock absorption at the base of the spine and for stability during walking and running. Sacroiliitis may go undiagnosed and untreated for long periods of time but may respond well to targeted injections. Relieving the pain by injecting the Sacroiliac joint with local anaesthetic can confirm the diagnosis of Sacroiliitis, thus enabling more definitive treatment if required and avoiding further unnecessary investigations and surgery.

What is a Sacroiliac Joint Injection?

Sacroiliac joint injections are used to treat and provide diagnostic confirmation of Sacroiliac joint pain. Sacroiliitis is pain and inflammation associated with the Sacroiliac joint, which is the major joint connecting the spine to the pelvis. It is a relatively common cause of low back and buttock pain that may be aggravated by walking, running and sitting for long periods. Sacroiliitis may be caused by inflammation, arthritis or previous injury and pain may persist for long periods of time in some cases.

A sacroiliac joint injection is an injection of local anaesthetic and a steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint. Due to the numbing medicine used during this procedure, you may experience temporary pain relief afterwards that may last several hours. Once the numbing medicine wears off, however, your pain will most likely return. The steroid medication may give longer lasting pain relief and usually begins working after 24-48 hours.

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Why Choose London Interventional Clinic for Sacroiliac Joint Injections?

Our joint therapists have been offering our sacroiliac treatments to customers throughout London and the surrounding areas for many years. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge and skills, our joint therapists will ensure a professional treatment some of the reasons we think you should choose us are:

  • Well-known throughout London
  • Trained and experienced doctors
  • Injections are tailored around your injuries
  • Affordable treatment
  • Located in the heart of London

If you are suffering from sacroiliac pain in London and are seeking effective treatment, look no further than London Interventional Clinic. We are here and more than happy to help you with our sacroiliac injections in London so please don’t hesitate on giving us a call today.

For Sacroiliac Joint Injections in London, Choose London Interventional Clinic

If you are in need of sacroiliac joint injections in London, then be sure to contact the team at London Interventional Clinic today. With years of industry experience, our team of doctors will be there for you. No matter your reasons, it’s good to know you can count on London Interventional Clinic for any. At all times, we will work closely with you to ensure that your needs and requirements have been perfectly met.

Waste no time and give our clinic a call to discuss your treatment or to arrange an appointment. We’ll be happy to help in any way possible.

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After the doctor examines you and goes over the risks and benefits of the procedure, he or she will ask you to sign a consent form. Then, you will be assisted to the X-ray table and made as comfortable as possible while lying on your stomach. Your injection site is cleansed with an antiseptic soap and alcohol, and then covered by sterile drapes. The skin is numbed with local anaesthetic. Using X-ray guidance, a needle is advanced into the sacroiliac joint. X-ray dye will be injected to confirm proper placement.

Local anaesthetic and steroid are then injected into the joint, and the needle is removed. The injection site will be washed, and a Band-Aid will be applied. You will be monitored for an appropriate time in the recovery area where you may be offered juice/soda and graham crackers. You will be given verbal and written discharge instructions and may go home with your driver after your doctor authorises discharge.

Your pain may be improved immediately after the injection from the local anaesthetic. Once the numbing medicine wears off, your pain may return. It is possible that you will have some soreness at the injection site and your pain may worsen for a day or two after the procedure. The steroid medication takes 2-3 days to start having an effect in most people. Using an ice pack applied three or four times a day can help alleviate the discomfort at the injection site. You may take your usual pain medication after the injection.

As with most procedures, there is a remote risk of bleeding, infection, or allergic reaction to the medications used. Additional short-term effects may occur. You may have some temporary numbness or weakness in your legs caused by the local anaesthetic.

If this interferes with your ability to walk safely, you will have to remain in the Pain Management Centre until it resolves, usually several hours. You may have increased pain for a few days after the injection, including localised pain at the injection site. Diabetics may have short-term elevation of blood sugars as a result of the steroid medication.