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Diagnostic SI injection

I had a SI joint injection with lidocaine no cortisone and after the freezing wore off my pain was awful! Today it's still painful. Stabbing and burning. He injected 3ml of lidocaine after he found the correct position which took four moves of the needle from left to right until it was in the joint. I felt a pressure in the joint when he injected the medication and after which he told me about. The ride home I felt jabs of pain like when he was finding the injection site. It tingled at times. Has anyone had this injection if so can they comment on their experience. Did it help you and how long did it last?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    but there is much detail in this Spine-Health article: SI Joint Injections
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Hi Athenia, how are you feeling now?

    I had a cortisone injection in June this year. It was pretty uncomfortable, the sort of feeling that wasn't hugely painful, just wrong! One of the pains I'd been experiencing had been very obscure, and i was never able to describe it, or point it out. That was until i had the injection - to me it became very clear where my SI joint was and i was finally confident that it was the source of my problems.

    I felt quite achy and sore around that area for a few days afterwards. Around 10 days later I started to notice a difference. I was starting to feel like my old self again! For me it lasted about 2 and a half weeks until the pain gradually crept back. I was a bit upset, but it was pretty good to know so clearly what the problem was.

    I hope its working for you and that your pain has eased now.

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