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Procedure - Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections

Often called the SI joint, the sacroiliac joint is located in the lower back where the spine connects to the hips and pelvis. We have two SI joints, on the right and left hips, that help control your hip while we move. When irritated, you may start to feel pain that radiates down to your knee or into your groin. Some people have discomfort lying in bed when they have sacroiliac joint pain. If left untreated, SI joint pain does tend to get worse, so it’s smart to have your symptoms evaluated by a spine physician.

What Causes Sacroiliac Joint Pain?

Potential causes of SI joint pain include poor posture, excessive bending or twisting (common in athletes), trauma from impact (such as a hard fall on the buttocks), improper lifting, wearing of the cartilage between the toes, arthritis, or fracture.

How is Sacroiliac Joint Pain Managed?

The most simple and least invasive way to manage SI joint pain is with a joint injection. At Utah Spine Care | Ogden Clinic, we will inject a local anesthetic and corticosteroid into one or both sacroiliac joints. The corticosteroid is injected as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing inflammation and pain.

More about SI Joint Injections at Ogden Clinic

Our northern Utah spine doctors use fluoroscopy, or x-ray guidance, for sacroiliac joint procedures. First, the patient lies on his or her stomach while our specialist finds the correct site of injection. Your spine physician will direct a spinal needle into the SI joint where the steroid solution is injected.

Sedation is not necessary for sacroiliac joint injection, but patients are welcome to use an anti-anxiety agent to help with nervousness. The full length of SI joint injection takes about a half hour: 5 to 10 minutes for injection and a 15-20 minute recovery before discharge.

Is There Pain After SI Joint Injection?

Like other injections, you may feel soreness at the site for a couple of days. We do not prescribe medication after his procedure but over-the-counter ibuprofen can help. Patients can resume work and daily activities after their SI joint injection, but will need someone to drive them home. The reflexes used for driving may be affected temporarily after a sacroiliac joint injection.

Patients will follow up with their northern Utah spine doctors three to four weeks after the procedure.

Loran  Archuleta, FNP-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Archuleta, Loran, FNP-C
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Jeffrey  Aucoin, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Aucoin, Jeffrey, MD
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Kurt  Bangerter, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton, Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Bangerter, Kurt, MD
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-732-5900
Mark  Bennett, PA-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton, Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Bennett, Mark, PA-C
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-732-5900
Timothy  Houden, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Houden, Timothy, MD
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Kristy  Janssen, PA-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Janssen, Kristy, PA-C
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
James  Joseph, PA-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Joseph, James, PA-C
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Scott  McKay, PA-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

McKay, Scott, PA-C
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Brad  Melville, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Melville, Brad, MD
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Brian  Morgan, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton

Morgan, Brian, MD
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-732-5900
Paige  Shelton, NP-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton, Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Shelton, Paige, NP-C
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-732-5900
Douglas  Shepherd, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton

Shepherd, Douglas, MD
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-732-5900
Bryson  Smith, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton

Smith, Bryson, MD
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-732-5900
Randall  Steed, PA-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Steed, Randall, PA-C
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Robyn  Vaughan, FNP-C, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton

Vaughan, Robyn, FNP-C
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-732-5900
Blake  Welling, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Welling, Blake, MD
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Dennis  Winters, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Winters, Dennis, MD
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900
Francis  Yubero, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic at McKay

Yubero, Francis, MD
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-732-5900