S1 Joint Injections

There are many ways to evaluate and pinpoint pain in the body, and S1 joint injections can provide crucial information for doing so. Diagnosing the causes of pain, however, may require a hierarchy of tests. Patients who have been misdiagnosed or whose conditions have defied classification should review the gamut of testing and see whether their doctors have missed steps. S1 joint injections are usually not the first lines of attack.

Those who experience chronic or intermittent muscular pain in the neck or back may find relief with simple chiropractic treatment. When the body is properly aligned, joints and muscles function normally with the least amount of resistance. Stiffness of the joints or bones, however, may indicate the onset of osteoarthritis or Paget's disease. Pain that radiates through the shoulders and arms or buttocks and legs could be referred pain from a spinal disorder.

Sorting out the Causes of Pain with S1 Joint Injections

Doctors can easily diagnose muscle strains by using range-of-motion tests or visually locating acute-pain centers. Fractures, bone spurs or signs of osteoarthritis may require X-rays or CT scans. Further growths or complications that could be impinging on nerve space and causing pain can be revealed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All of these might be tried before moving to S1 joint injections

This diagnostic procedure can also immediately but temporarily remove pain if the S1 joint is the source of the problem. An anesthetic injection numbs the spot, and if pain persists, another cause exists. Specialists at Bonati Institute can treat the sacroiliac area to help patients manage or eliminate chronic pain.

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