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Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

A sacroiliac joint block or otherwise known as a sacroiliac (SI) joint injection is used to both diagnose and treat lower back pains and sciatica indications that are related to sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

What is a sacroiliac joint steroid injection?

A sacroiliac joint steroid injection, also known as a sacroiliac joint injection or SI joint injection is a medical procedure used to relieve pain and inflammation in the sacroiliac joints. The sacroiliac joints are located in the pelvis and connect the sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine) to the ilium bones of the pelvis. These joints play a crucial role in supporting the upper body and transferring forces between the spine and the legs.

The benefits of sacroiliac joint steroid injections include targeted pain relief, improved mobility, and the potential to avoid more invasive treatments. However, like any medical procedure, there are risks, such as infection, bleeding, nerve damage, or allergic reactions to the injected medications.

How is a sacroiliac joint steroid injection administered?


The patient lies on an examination table, and the skin over the injection site is cleaned and sterilized.


A local anesthetic is applied to numb the skin and underlying tissues, reducing discomfort during the injection.


Using fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance for precise placement, the doctor inserts a thin needle into the sacroiliac joint or the area surrounding it.

Medication Injection:

The combination of corticosteroid and anesthetic is injected. The anesthetic provides immediate pain relief, while the corticosteroid works to reduce inflammation over a longer period of time.


The patient is monitored for a short period after the injection. Some patients experience immediate pain relief due to the anesthetic, while the corticosteroid's effects become noticeable over the following days.

Learn more about Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection and how AZ Pain and Spine Institute uses it to treat conditions and alleviate pain.

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Why choose AZ Pain and Spine Institute for your treatment?

We are a team of pain management doctors and specialists. Our physicians have double board certification in their chosen fields and have undergone additional fellowships in pain management. Our professionals have also received advanced medical training in minimally invasive spinal procedures and pain management, including Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection.