The sacral iliac joint is often a cause of lower back pain and buttock pain. This procedure involves the injection of local anaesthetic and steroid into sacroiliac joint.
On average most patients get three to nine months relief of pain with most patients getting on average six months of relief. Some patients however get minimal relief from the procedure.
This procedure is performed as a day patient. You will be prepared for theatre and placed in a theatre gown. Once you are on the operating table, the anaesthetist will place a cannulae in your arm and sedative drugs will be administered.
The procedure is performed under sterile conditions.