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cantbelieve
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Default  Posted: 10:11 AM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Anyone have problems with their SI joint? I can hardly walk. MRI didn't really show anything, so in Dec. I had 3 injections, SI, side of hip and bursa. It seemed to get a little better, but now I'm in constant pain. I was looking at ordering a SI joint belt.

I was walking 5-6 miles a day and had lost weight and felt great. Now I can't walk, and with the holidays, I've gained 3 lbs. I'm frustrated and won't go down without fighting.

Any suggestions?????


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Default  Posted: 10:13 AM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Find a physical therapy/chiropractic group who can make major adjustments to relieve the pain.


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Default  Posted: 10:38 AM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

CHIRO CHIRO CHIRO CHIRO!!!

give me an "AMEN!"

i've had so many problems with my SI, and now whenever it starts to bug me or disables me, i'm off to the chiro. it takes a few treatments at first for the adjustment to start "sticking" but i got relief from the very first one and have way more minor issues with it than before.

when my SI is bothering me, and i'm laying on my tummy on the chiro table, i can actually feel the difference in length between my two legs. one ankle sticks out more than an inch farther than the other. buy the time i leave, they are the same length again.

please, please, please try it.

i did pain clinics, steroid injections, trigger point injections, prolotherapy physical therapy, everything. find a chiro to make adjustments in your alignment. don't buy their supplements, if they are the kind of office that pushes hard, find another chiro. you want one focused on modalities like heat, electrical stim (feels so good!) and manual adjustments to your alignment.

since finding that care, i've been able to workout and get way stronger than i was before. i am an athlete again! i used to spend days bent at the waist, back in stiff, radiating spasms of hellfire. i had all the tests...no one can figure it out...then you find out chiropractors see SI pain as very common and actually pretty simple to treat. mine got me all the way through my pregnancy with no SI or low back problems!

good luck!

[This message edited by stretch13 at 10:40 AM, January 7th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:49 PM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What is an SI joint?


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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

sacro-iliac - where your pelvic bones meet your spine...your sacrum to be specific.

it hurts in your lower back, butt, hamstrings, pelvis - to the point where it feels almost like sciatica.it can cause your back to seize up for days if you tweak it just right...my worst are from lifting heavy things at weird angles. when that happens i stay bent at about a 45 degree angle for 1-4 days, with searing pains that take my breath away with most movements.

suhux.

[This message edited by stretch13 at 2:23 PM, January 7th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 2:36 PM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

cantbelieve

yuck!! I sprained my SI a few years ago, I had taken up jogging and lost about 15 lbs, and the doctor said it is common in women who have had children (elasticity) and recent weight loss. It won't show up on a scan, but hurts like crazy!! I had physical therapy and was put on motrin 800 mg for a month (anti inflammatory). It'll take 4-6 weeks to heal, but doing stretches and small muscle building in the meantime will be very helpful. One of the best ones for me, was to stand on a step with one leg and do "hip dips," not bending your knee, just rotating your hips to strengthen those small muscles surrounding the joint. Be careful!! Hope you get back to normal soon


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cantbelieve
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Default  Posted: 2:52 PM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The pain isn't really in my back, it's in my butt, hip, the tendon where my leg bends, the thigh and down the front of my leg below my knee. At night, it's a constant ache and sitting hurts the butt bone. When I stand up, I can't put weight on my right leg. When I climb our stairs, I usually go up on all 4's. Coming down isn't bad. But I can't walk without a limp

I go back to the dr on Wednesday so I'll see what he says. Thanks for all your suggestions. I am leaning towards a chiropractor. I do get massages to try and work the muscle.


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Default  Posted: 3:13 PM, January 7th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What is an SI joint?

A. Makes SI get-togethers more fun!

(OK just kidding here ...)


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stretch13
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Default  Posted: 11:46 AM, January 8th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

it's in my butt, hip, the tendon where my leg bends, the thigh and down the front of my leg below my knee.

reading that activated pathways of my pain memory. ((((cantbelieve)))) even as bad as it is, it can and will get better. the acute stages feel like you will be forever crippled, but you won't. good luck.


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Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, January 8th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

@truly - yes, yes it is.


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Default  Posted: 11:56 AM, January 8th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had a few weeks of this when I was pregnant - I couldn't walk without a severe limp. I was doing monthly chiro appointments at the time and foolishly did not schedule an appointment sooner, just kept my regular appointment. I limped into the office and he adjusted me - the next day I didn't have less pain, I had NO pain. It was GONE. Get thee to a chiropractor my dear, and fast! Good luck!!!!!!


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Default  Posted: 2:36 PM, January 8th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Holy cow.. is that what that is???? My right side hurts ALL THE TIME.

I fell in 2003 and my right hip, joint, butt cheek, thigh, have never been the same.

I have tried massage, stretching, ugh.

I have been t the chiropractor, and it used to help, but no more.

Physical therapy did nothing.

It's terrible. I feel your pain.


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Default  Posted: 11:14 PM, January 10th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I won't tell you what I first thought when I saw the threat title...

My lower back is a freaking mess due to job injuries, scoliosis, bad knees, overweight and lack of exercise. 2 years ago I was on the verge of giving up and just sitting for the rest of my life.

Losing weight has helped and although I am not normally a huge proponent of meds, this time I found huge relief in Cymbalta. A little reluctant, since it was originally prescribed as an AD, but the relief I have gotten has been tremendous. So much so I can now exercise w/o dreading it and walking and standing is no longer agony. I did find some relief from a chiropactor, but it never lasted....I would have pain again in a few days.

We all react differently to different things.....just remember your body never read any medical textbooks. So experiment a little, try different things....you'll figure out what helps. Goood luck!


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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, January 11th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

fyi - at first you may need 2-3 adjustments per week at the chiro. (for just a few weeks). then you can stretch out the appts, and now i only go if it's bothering me or i haven't been adjusted in a long time.


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Default  Posted: 1:52 PM, January 11th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Go to a real doctor IMO. The surgery will cost you about 10 grand but you won't end up with permanent spinal damage and back pain from going to a chiro 3 times a week.

Chiropractic is not a medical science. It's 'alternative' medicine. I know many people swear by it but everyone I know who has gone to a chiropractor has only felt worse in the long run and had to go several times a week.


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Default  Posted: 2:02 PM, January 11th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well, my dr. suggested having a Rhizotomy. (description below). So I'm definitely going to try chiropractic and other options before having this done.

Facet and sacroiliac joint conditions can be very painful. If the pain does not subside with chiropractic care, physical therapy, medication and other non-invasive treatments, injections may be considered. Rhizotomy involves placing a cautery probe into the joint. When the tip of the probe is heated, it cauterizes tiny nerve fibers in the joint. Depending on the response to these injections, rhizotomy may be considered. Results of the procedure may not be permanent, but generally last much longer than injections. Rhizotomy is the same as a denervation or neurotomy procedure.


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Default  Posted: 2:31 PM, January 11th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The surgery will cost you about 10 grand but you won't end up with permanent spinal damage and back pain from going to a chiro 3 times a week.

funny, cuz i'm back to athletics and my sister will never walk correctly again - her doctors pushed surgery and she now wears pain-patches to get through day...just barely.

i know 100s of people personally who have benefited from chiropractic and not one person who has been injured. there is a ton of science in it. it feels good, doesn't hurt and helps more people than just about anything else with SI pain. now there are certain chiros who believe they can "cure" anything with chiro adjustments, treatments and their supplements - anyone who tells you they can cure everything is deluded. a good sports chiro knows how to help with the physiologic problems you have from improper alignment. i know infants, toddlers and children who get regular chiro care and are crazy healthy.

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Default  Posted: 2:52 PM, January 11th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

incidentally, chiropractic care is endorsed by the US NIH for mechanical musculo-skeletal pain including SI joint dysfunction, and throughout pregnancy for safe and effective relief of SI joint pain and other typical joint pain.


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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, January 11th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I thought it would be fun to get in the inflatible bouncy thing with the kids and all of a sudden I felt a major pain in my back. For 4 years after that I fought SI joint pain. Had Xrays, MRI's, injections, multiple ER visits etc etc. I wasn't going to do surgery and was concerned about going to a Chiro. My solution? Weight training. Physical therapist told me the main issue was core weakness in my midsection. So I set out on a mission to get stronger. And I can honestly say that I haven't had any issues for about 2 years now. I don't wake up in pain or have bending over issues at all. Long drives get me a little agrivated but nothing like the days of crawling down the hall to use the bathroom like I was at one point.

Depending on age and fitness level it may not work for everyone but it was a miracle cure for me. Just takes time and consistency.


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Default  Posted: 4:06 PM, January 11th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

funny, cuz i'm back to athletics and my sister will never walk correctly again - her doctors pushed surgery and she now wears pain-patches to get through day...just barely.

i know 100s of people personally who have benefited from chiropractic and not one person who has been injured. there is a ton of science in it. it feels good, doesn't hurt and helps more people than just about anything else with SI pain. now there are certain chiros who believe they can "cure" anything with chiro adjustments, treatments and their supplements - anyone who tells you they can cure everything is deluded. a good sports chiro knows how to help with the physiologic problems you have from improper alignment. i know infants, toddlers and children who get regular chiro care and are crazy healthy.

I understand people swear by it. I do.

It is not, however, a medical science. It's less reliable and effective than acupuncture.

Every single person I know who has gone to a chiro loved it for years, and many of them still do. Of them all, however, the ones who no longer have persistent back troubles are the ones who got a Rhizotomy.

I'm sorry for your sister, I truly am. There are shitty doctors and failed procedures far too often and it's tragic. Unfortunately this doesn't make chiro any more of a science than any other "alternative" medicine - which is what the NIH lists it as. It is not an evidence based medical treatment.

I have a strong aversion to it because I have seen a lot of people more or less ruined by it, whereas the few who quit going and got a Rhizotomy have gone on to play volleyball, MMA and so on. It's quite possible that your chiro visitations do produce beneficial results, but I personally would suspect that those results could be achieved similarly by a good masseuse.

Obviously if it works for you, great. It's just not a medical science.


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