Sacroiliac Joint Radio Frequency Ablation

Safe, Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Pain (SI Joint)

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What is a RFA of the SI Joint?

A radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is a procedure that uses radio waves to heat and destroy nerves. These nerves carry pain signals from the injured sacroiliac joint to the brain. Radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint may be recommended for those patients who have received short-term pain relief after injecting the SI joint with numbing medicine but have had unsuccessful results with later therapy. RFA for SI joint pain is a minimally invasive procedure used to manage chronic pain arising from the sacroiliac joint. It is typically considered after conservative treatments such as medications, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections have not provided sufficient relief.

Understanding Symptoms of SI Joint Pain

SI joint pain refers to discomfort or pain in the sacroiliac joints, which are located at the base of the spine, connecting the sacrum (the triangular bone at the lower end of the spine) to the ilium (part of the pelvis). The symptoms of SI joint pain can vary from person to person but may include:

Lower back pain: Pain may be felt on one side of the lower back or buttocks. It might also radiate down the back of the thigh or into the groin region.

Hip pain: Discomfort can be felt in the hip area, often localized to one side.

Buttock pain: Pain in the buttock, typically on one side, is a common symptom of SI joint issues.

Pain when transitioning between sitting and standing: People with SI joint pain may experience increased discomfort while moving from a seated to a standing position.

Pain while walking or climbing stairs: Activities that involve weight-bearing on the affected side can exacerbate the pain.

Pain when lying on the affected side: Putting pressure on the affected SI joint while lying down can cause discomfort.

Stiffness or limited range of motion in the lower back or hips: The SI joint pain may result in reduced flexibility or a feeling of stiffness.

Clicking or popping sensations: Some individuals may experience clicking or popping sensations in the SI joint region.

Increased pain during pregnancy: The SI joint pain can be more pronounced during pregnancy due to the increased stress on the joints.

Treating Pain Caused by SI Joint Pain in Somerset County, NJ

Treatment options for sacroiliac joint pain can range from conservative measures such as physical therapy and pain management to more invasive procedures such as surgery, depending on the severity of the condition and the individual needs of the patient.

What patients have to say…

The staff are patient, friendly, courteous and efficient in their duties and interaction with patients. The office is very clean and has a refreshing light filled ambiance. I was very pleased especially when you are in pain and discomfort. I was reassured every step of the way towards recovery that things would get better. They helped me to manage my expectations by being honest, forthcoming and explaining procedures and things that were happening with me in simple details that I could comprehend. I appreciate and am grateful for all their interventions, support and encouragement.”


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