Following the SI joint therapy, the person receives specific instructions to help them achieve the best outcome. The person needs to limit their activities for the rest of the day following the procedure, especially if they received sedating medications to help them relax. If the procedure involved use of an injected dye, the person needs to drink plenty of water to flush the dye from the body. It’s best to avoid bathing, showering or soaking in a hot tub for the rest of the day.
If severe pain or new numbness or weakness occurs in the legs, the person should notify their doctor. They also need to let the doctor know if they run a fever or if signs of infection, such as redness, swelling or discharge, occur at the site of the injection.
Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine specializes in providing pain relief using a range of treatment methods, from chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapies to surgical procedures, injections and physical therapy. The professionals in this multi-specialty medical group can evaluate and diagnose your condition and design and carry out a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. With multiple locations in Ocean and Monmouth counties, there’s bound to be a convenient office near you. Contact Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine today to set up an appointment and begin your journey toward recovery.