Sacroiliac Joint Injection
The pain emanating from the Sacroiliac joints is often treated with injection of anti-inflammatory and anesthetic medications into the joint. At Novocur, we specialize in the administration of our advanced non-steroidal medication, which can be injected into the sacroiliac joint without concern over the breakdown effect steroid based treatments can have. This is especially important in the area of the sacroiliac joint, where joint integrity is very important due to the weight-bearing nature of these joints. The anti-inflammatory medication used by Novocur is safe and effective at reducing the pain inducing inflammation of the sacroiliac joint.
Sacroiliitis (sa-kro-il-ee-EYE-tis) is inflammation of one or both of your sacroiliac joints, which connect your lower spine and pelvis. The sacroiliac joints are held together by very strong ligaments, which if damaged by injury, poor biomechanics, or inflammatory disease, can lead to chronic pain. Sacroiliitis can cause pain in your buttocks or lower back, and may even extend down one or both legs. The pain associated with sacroiliitis is often aggravated by prolonged standing or by stair climbing.
- Unequal Leg Length: Two types of leg length inequality can cause inflammation and pain of the sacroiliac joints as well as discs and facet joints of the lower lumbar spine—Anatomical and Functional leg length inequality. Anatomical leg length problems arise from the long bones of the leg growing asymmetrically during growth leaving one leg longer than the other. Functional leg length problems arise from side to side curvature of the spine.
- Traumatic injury: A sudden impact, such as a motor vehicle accident or a fall, can damage your sacroiliac joints.
- Arthritis: Wear-and-tear arthritis (osteoarthritis) can occur in sacroiliac joints, as can ankylosing spondylitis — a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine.
- Pregnancy: The sacroiliac joints must loosen and stretch to accommodate childbirth. This sometimes occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy, but more often in later stages of pregnancy. The added weight and altered gait during pregnancy can cause additional stress on these joints and can lead to abnormal wear.