These are primarily used either to diagnose or treat low back, buttocks, groin or leg pain and/or sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
The sacroiliac (SI) joints lie next to the spine and connect the base of the spine with the hip on both sides. There are two SI joints, one on the right and one on the left. When one or both of the SI joints become irritated or injured, the result is often acute or chronic discomfort and pain.
Guided by an ultrasound, the Nurse Practitioner injects a local anesthetic into the affected joint with the goal of achieving immediate pain relief. A natural, plant-based medication is also injected. The injections are STEROID-FREE and are used in a combination with physiotherapy rehabilitation exercises and chiropractic.