Joint Injections

Facet and sacro-iliac joint injections provide both therapeutic and diagnostic data by anesthetizing the facet or sacro-iliac joints of the spine.
The patient will be awake throughout the procedure. A radiologist will advance a needle under fluoroscopic guidance, using contrast dye to pinpoint the needle placement within the joints. The injection uses therapeutic steroids and local anesthetic to decrease the pain and inflammation that may be present in the area. Pain relief from a joint injection procedure varies from minimal to long-term, depending on the specific symptoms.