Hi Cearea, yes I had injections directly into the SI joint. Seems to have worked cause I haven't had any appreciable issues with it since then. Have never taken gaba so can't be that much help with it.
Cearea, I had the ESI's for sciatica in June-July 2012 & Nov-Dec 2013. I'm just starting to have sciatica again. I also received them for cervicogenic & migraine headaches, and thoracic pain. I'm scheduled to see my pain specialist next week. And I hope he will do the blocks again. I also got facet blocks (a series of 3injx), and the first caused more pain, and the injx reduced the pain more with each one.
Use ice, or chilled rice/bread packs for 24-48 hours (on 20, off 20 min rotations) to help reduce the injx pain site & swelling. I hope and pray they will work as well for you! 🙏🌼