The Pain Care Boise team fuses your SI joint using the advanced CornerLoc™ SI Joint Stabilization System. The CornerLoc system uses only two small incisions to insert the CornerLoc grafts. That means you can go home the same day after having the outpatient procedure.
The CornerLoc devices immediately stabilize the joint and create a space for implanting a bone graft. The bone graft promotes growth between the two adjacent bones. Over time, they fuse together.
Before you have this procedure, however, insurance providers require you to meet several criteria. First, you need to have received conservative treatments that failed.
Insurance providers also require that your Pain Care Boise provider rule out other possible causes of the pain. To do this, your provider uses an MRI or CT scan of your lumbar (lower) spine and SI joint and an X-ray of your hip joints.
Prior to your CornerLoc procedure, you need to have two diagnostic injections of a local anesthetic. The anesthetic must improve your SI joint pain by at least 75% to qualify to receive CornerLoc.
If you need relief from SI joint pain or lower back pain caused by SI joint problems, call Pain Care Boise today or book an appointment online.