What is the procedure like?
A local anesthetic numbs the skin and all the tissue down to the surface of the sacroiliac joint. The physician advances a needle through the anesthetized track and into the sacroiliac joint. A steroid-anesthetics mix is injected into the sacroiliac joint, bathing the painful area in medication. The needle is removed, and a small bandage is used to cover the tiny surface wound
What happens after the procedure?
You may be slightly sore from the injection and may have some slight weakness in your leg for several hours. If your pain was stemming from the sacroiliac joint, you should feel pain relief in the hours following the procedure.