There are several treatments available for the sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Sacroiliac joint diagnostic injection involves the placement of the anesthetic medication only to see if the pain is related to the sacroiliac joint pathology. Patient’s report instant pain relief, however, the pain returns back after the anesthetic medication effect is diminished.
Sacroiliac joint steroid injection involves the placement of the anesthetic and steroid medication into the joint space or the close proximity of the joint with the goal to provide long-term pain relief.
Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency ablation is the preferred treatment modality when sacroiliac joint steroid injections do not provide long-term pain relief and patient requires more than 3-4 steroid injections annually for the pain relief.