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Marcello Sammarone, M.D.
More often than not, physicians use the traditional method of diagnosing the sacroiliac joint dysfunction also as a treatment. In other words, if the patient obtains relief from the SI joint injection and the pain recurs after a certain period of time, then the procedure could be repeated with the same results. In fact, according to the statistics the sacroiliac joint injections have an incredible success rate of around 85%.
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The procedure is very safe and simple since the location of the joint and advancement of the needle is constantly monitored by the physician with the help of a real-time X-ray device (fluoroscopy).
In case the SI joint injections provide adeguate but temporapy results, then the physician will present the patient with alternative therapies, such as: