You will learn during this (3) day seminar to be able to locate the landmarks for the sacroiliac joint, palpate and perform the injection where you will confirm the placement through fluoroscopic guidance. The training will allow you a full understanding of the symptoms (through physical examination) the need to perform a sacroiliac joint injection to confirm the source of the pain. All attendees will be required to perform these injections on cadaver and/or anatomical model as part of your successful completion of the course.
Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint may be the source of referred pain to the low back region and/or leg pain. Sacroiliac Joint dysfunction can mimic the pain caused by a number of other spinal structures (lumbar disc, nerve root, facet joint) and therefore is a powerful diagnostic tool. SI joint pain is typically felt on one side of the low back or buttocks, but can radiate down the leg. The pain usually remains above the knee though at times pain can extend to the ankle or foot.
SI Joint pain may have an inflammatory component or not thereby accurately diagnosing sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be difficult. A diagnosis is usually suspected by the physical examination and then confirmed with an injection under fluoroscopic (live x-ray) guidance. During your course study you will learn the symptoms (through physical examination) and need to perform a sacroiliac joint injection to confirm the source of the pain. After confirmation of the pain a series or single therapeutic injection is performed by placement of the spinal needle into the bottom of the joint.
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