This injection is an injection of local anaesthetic and/or steroid into and around the Sacroiliac joint. These are small joints where your pelvis and sacrum join. This is an interventional procedure. There is no specific preparation and you may eat and drink as normal before and after the procedure.
Please read and sign this form so that we can be sure you understand the risks and complications potentially associated with this procedure. Please inform the booking staff if you are on Warfarin, Plavix, or any other blood thinning agents, or have any other medication allergies.
What happens during an SI Joint Injection?
A. Before your scan
What to bring
Your request form
Any relevant previous imaging
Your Medicare card and any concession cards
Preparation – In the week before your scan
You must advise us of any blood-thinning medication your are taking such as Aspirin, Warfarin, Plavix or Iscover and stop taking it for a period of time before your treatment. Please contact us for advice.
Preparation – On the day of the scan
You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding your health status, medication, and any known allergies. If there is any chance you may be pregnant, please inform us before your scan. You may also be asked to change into a gown and remove some jewellery for your scan.
B. During your SI Joint Injection
When you are transferred to the CT room you will be made comfortable on the examination table. The examination table slides you into the centre of the CT machine and some preliminary pictures are taken to confirm the scan position.
The skin will be washed with antiseptic and a local anaesthetic will be injected. A fine needle is then inserted, guided into position using CT control and an injection will be given into the sacroiliac joint in your lower back.