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Sacroiliac joint

Sacroiliac joint injections are primarily used to treat symptoms of back pain and leg pain associated with joint dysfunction or chronic pain in the lower back.


Symptoms commonly experienced with sacroiliac joint dysfunction includes the following:

  • Lower back pain that can be dull or aching. The pain can range from mild to severe, and is usually felt only on one side of your back, but sometimes may be felt on both sides

  • Back pain that spreads to the hips, buttocks, groin or thighs.

  • Pain with a hot, sharp and/or stabbing sensation.

  • Stiffness and reduced range of motion, which can cause difficulty walking, standing and sitting.

  • The pain may also worsen when climbing stairs, running or jogging or putting weight on one side of the body.

We offer sacroiliac joint injections to provide pain relief and reduce further inflammation. The procedure involves an injection of a local anesthetic and steroid medication into the affected joint. The purpose of the local anesthetic is to numb the area during the procedure. The steroid medication should give you long lasting pain relief and can start working after 24 to 48 hours.

Please call Evergreen Spine and Pain Centers at 949-414-PAIN (7246) for more information about SI joint  treatments and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaac Tong.

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