If you have lower back or leg pain, your doctor may want to find out whether it is coming from your sacroiliac joints. These joints connect your pelvis and lower spine. They provide stability and absorb the impact when you walk or lift objects.
You may be offered a sacroiliac joint injection. During the short procedure, your doctor uses an X-ray machine to guide a small needle over your sacroiliac joints. A numbing medicine (local anaesthetic) and steroid drug are then injected directly into these joints. This may temporarily reduce pain and swelling (inflammation). If your symptoms improve straight after this procedure, it shows that the sacroiliac joints are causing your lower back or leg pain. This can help your doctor plan future treatment to give you longer-lasting pain relief.
The Pain Management Team at Highgate diagnoses and treats all types of problems affecting the spine. Our leading spinal team ensure that you get the best possible care from your diagnosis to rehabilitation.
At Highgate Private Hospital, we understand that spinal problems are a common cause of pain, reduced mobility and loss of earnings. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for a sacroiliac joint injection. Prices for treating the sacroiliac joints in one or both sides of your lower back and a follow-up appointment start from £1,232 (terms and conditions apply). For more information, please call our self-pay advisers on 020 3918 9463.