Sacroiliac joint block
In the case of lumbar back pain or buttock pain that spreads into the thighs, arthrosis, excessive pressure on the sacroiliac joints, after spondylodeses, injuries, degenerative spine conditions or inflammatory rheumatic conditions, a diagnostic SIJ block is carried out when it is thought that the cause of the complaint is in the SIJ.
Using an x-ray imaging check, a syringe is placed into the intra-articular space of the sacroiliac joint and a local anaesthetic is injected. In the case of acute joint inflammation, it is also common to inject anti-inflammatories locally, usually cortisone.
After the block, you can return to normal activity. The effects of the local anaesthetic can last 2-7 hours or longer. Life-threatening complications and serious drug intolerances are extremely rare. Injury to blood vessels cannot be ruled out completely, which means that bleeding and sometimes inflammation can result. In extremely rare cases, nerve damage can occur that leads to long-term paralysis. Anaesthetics can have unwanted side effects.
If you suffer from this type of pain, we would be more than happy to help you.