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Could a pre-operative bilateral SIJ injection for lumbar fusion candidates be a diagnostic tool to identify SIJ pain patients?

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain, an elusive generator of lower back pain (LBP), affects 10-30% of lumbar patients with nonradicular pain. However, there is no diagnostic indicator that can be used as a reliable tool to screen SIJ pain. This prospective study uses a pre-operative bilateral injection, targeting a goal to develop a diagnostic tool to screen the incidence of SIJ problems. Expected outcome(s) is this procedure will provide the necessary SIJ pain information to optimize surgical plans.

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If you did not find your Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. Patient pain level 6-8 hours post-operative.

If you did not find your method for obtaining Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. Patients will be called within 6-8 hours post-operatively and asked a series of questions to evaluate the differences in their pain.

If you did not find your methodology specifications for Data Item #1 above, please enter it here. Pain levels at 6-8 hours post-operatively

If Data Item #2 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here. Patient pain log

If Method #2 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Patients are sent home with a pain log 24 hour post-operatively.

If Specification #2 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here: for the first 24 hours

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