Sacrococcygeal Joint Injection

The sacrococcygeal joint is a cartilaginous joint formed between the apex of the sacrum and the base of the coccyx. The coccyx is a small tail-like bone at the bottom of the spine. It consists of three or more very small bones fused together and serves as a weight-bearing structure as well as an anchor for the attachment of ligaments and muscles.

A sacrococcygeal joint injection is used in the management coccydynia associated pain. Coccydynia refers to pain in and around the coccyx. The intensity of pain may vary from mild to severe and is often exaggerated by sitting.

Coccyx pain is often frustrating and can hamper the quality of life of the patient. Sacrococcygeal joint injection aids in diagnosing the source of pain and also helps reduce the pain and inflammation.

The procedure is performed under fluoroscopic X-ray guidance. A combination of a local anaesthetic and a steroid is directly injected into the sacrococcygeal joint to help reduce inflammation and decrease your pain.

The sacrococcygeal joint injection helps to improve the quality of your life by reducing the intensity of pain.

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