Sacroiliac Joint Injection Procedure

The sacroiliac joint injection procedure is performed to relieve pain from the joint that connects the sacrum and the ileum, which are two large bones in the low back/pelvis area above your hip socket. The sacroiliac joint injection procedure involves a numbing medication that is sometimes mixed with steroids that is injected in or around the joint. Although uncommon, risks of the sacroiliac joint injection procedure may include bleeding, infection, nerve damage and allergic reaction to the medication.

Animation: Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Procedure

 

Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee.