University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository


Pain Management


Dr. Elizah Salzer



Purpose: This literature review aims to determine the comparative effectiveness of interventional injections and physical therapy for sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain.

Method: A literature search was conducted with search terms sacroiliac joint pain, physical therapy, and interventional injection treatments. Thirteen pertinent articles were retrieved and served as the basis for this literature review.

Result: Multiple treatment modalities are available; however, the combination of physical therapy and steroid intervention injections achieved the best pain reduction.

Conclusion: Pain reduction of the sacroiliac joint remains challenging due to the complexity of diagnosing and treating. The best method for pain reduction involves dual modalities with physical therapy and steroid injections. Furthermore, with the difficulties in diagnosing sacroiliac joint pain, treatment options for this condition remain perplexing, indicating a need for more research.

Keywords: Sacroiliac Joint Pain, SIJ pain, Physical Therapy, Interventional Injection


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