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cantbelieve
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Default  Posted: 10:11 AM, January 7th (Monday)

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)

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


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stretch13
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Default  Posted: 10:38 AM, January 7th (Monday)

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!

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Default  Posted: 12:49 PM, January 7th (Monday)

What is an SI joint?


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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, January 7th (Monday)

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)

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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Default  Posted: 2:52 PM, January 7th (Monday)

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)

What is an SI joint?

A. Makes SI get-togethers more fun!

(OK just kidding here ...)


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Default  Posted: 11:46 AM, January 8th (Tuesday)

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)

@truly - yes, yes it is.


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Default  Posted: 11:56 AM, January 8th (Tuesday)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, January 11th (Friday)

Damn....some of your replies are killing me. I need to make a decision and I'm just nervous of someone cauterizing my nerves. However, 10 years ago, I got injections in my neck to relieve pain and after 2 injections, I have not had pain since. Just hate having all these injections, needles going towards my spine


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Default  Posted: 1:32 AM, January 12th (Saturday)

The pain comes from the pinched nerve in or around your hip socket. A good physical therapist can stretch and adjust your legs to relieve and get rid of the pain. Usually one leg is longer than the other when the space in your hips are not the same. There is a simple self stretch that you can do with a chair that can have the same effect.


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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, January 12th (Saturday)

i've had:

years of therapeutic massage
years of physical therapy
SI injections
temporary nerve block
massive amounts of pain killers
lyrica
nsaids
muscle relaxers
prolotherapy
trigger point injections
heat & stimulation therapy
chiropractic adjustments

the last two put together? = ahhhhhh. finally.

our experiences are very different, stillgoing, and i don't think it's fair to assume you know how my results were achieved. there is no one-solution-fits-all here...it is complex precisely for that reason.

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Default  Posted: 3:04 PM, January 22nd (Tuesday)

okay, keep your fingers crossed. I visited a chiropractor today. I was really out of align, so hopefully with his help and exercises I'll get better.


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Default  Posted: 5:25 PM, January 23rd (Wednesday)

i'm really happy for you. i think you will find relief, and if dedicated, new strength. that abs/core thing really is key. it's helping me.


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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, January 23rd (Wednesday)

I am with stretch13....I have suffered with SI joint pain for years, still do on occasion.

Was bedridden the entire summer of 1997 bc of SI joint and psoas muscle.

Chiropractic is what has helped me, you need to start with 3x per week....if I didn't have chiropractic, I'd be on mega doses of pain meds and possibly in a wheelchair.

Ibuprofen gives a bit of relief.

DO NOT ever consider surgery. I worked in a pain mgt. office for ten years, I cannot tell you the patients we saw bc of failed surgeries. The SI is the most difficult joint to treat, once you begin to feel better, do the stretching every day. Do not sit for long periods of time.

Good luck!

I also had SI injections as well, they did help.


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Default  Posted: 10:26 AM, April 26th (Friday)

Well, it is now almost the end of April and my hip hasn't gotten any better. Instead of SI Joint, my dr. thinks it is bursitis and IT band. He gave me an injection of numbing to see it that helped. For 4 days, I was pain free . I received another cortisone injection before our vacation to get through that week, but he suggested surgery to remove the bursa and release the IT Band. I just keep putting it off. In 2 weeks we have to move our DDs home from college and we are putting our house on the market. How the hell can I have surgery and try and recover with my house on the market???

It took so long after my shoulder surgery (and complications with frozen shoulder) that I'm scared to have surgery. I hate getting old.


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Default  Posted: 12:22 PM, April 26th (Friday)

I went to a sports medicine chiro. She had me good as new in no time. I injured my S1 by lifting the boxes of wood for our floor by myself. They were in the bed of truck and it started raining, no neighbors home, husband working so I had to unload myself. I went twice per week for about 2 months, then once per week, once every 2 weeks and now only every couple of month I go for an adjustment. We also have an inversion table that helps, especially if you have bulging disks, WS did.


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Default  Posted: 12:31 PM, April 26th (Friday)

I have/had a very similar problem. I was first treated for SI joint issues, then hip bursitis and arthritis. The injections provided little to no relief for me. I ended up having surgery to repair a torn ligament in my hip which also gave me very little relief. Years later, I still have pain in my hip but it is much less. I have no idea why.

I hope you find an answer for your pain. I know it can be very frustrating.


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Default  Posted: 2:41 PM, April 26th (Friday)

Injections just cover the pain, not fix the problem. I would definately recommend a good reputable chiro, if you are uncomfortable with that then see a DO that does manipulations. They are skilled, and are have the same amount of schooling and training as an MD, and take the same test. They are more holistic and take a balanced approach to treatments. Some meds, some manipulation, and voila all better.


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Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, April 26th (Friday)

I have been to a chiropractor and that didn't solve the problem. I'm afraid I have a torn ligament and only surgery will fix it. It just sucks, because last year I was walking 5-6 miles a day and lost 20lbs. I've gained about 2 back, but don't want to give up my walking.


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Default  Posted: 4:13 PM, April 26th (Friday)

The surgery I had for the torn ligament was not bad at all. It was much easier than the shoulder surgery I had.

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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, April 26th (Friday)

Generally I recommend either adjustment by Chiropracter or manipulation from a DO (medical doctor trained in much of what chiropractors do). Physical therapy, home exercises and modalities such as heat. NSAIDS also help with inflammation. If problem is still chronic I'd add meds for chronic pain and then sent to pain specialist. Surgery is my DEAD last recommendation for that.


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Default  Posted: 6:36 PM, April 26th (Friday)

I think chiro is great for getting out of trouble when things really lock up, but repeatedly over the long term I'm not so sure it's a good thing.

I had MAJOR SI issues in my late 20s after a car wreck tweaked my scoliosis. Wound up walking with a cane for a few months after slipping a disc. Felt like ground glass in my SI joint and it was PAINFUL.

What worked for me (and stretch is right, everyone is different...) is a terrific deep tissue massage therapist who also manipulated the joints; a professional-hockey-player-type jacuzzi at the community centre with hot jets that could take meat right off the bone; and a class of yoga for bad backs.

All the therapy in the world won't help if you don't do your work on the mat.

After about a year and a half the initial pain subsided, had a couple more episodes in my early thirties, then nothing as painful since then.

My hips still go out of whack if I stop paying attention, but have not had the ground-glass feeling for many years.

It's painful!


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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, April 27th (Saturday)

I've had SI joint dysfunction since 1981, when I was in a car accident that fractured and displaced my left SI joint.

Chiropractic has been VERY effective for many of my pain issues, but not for my SI pain.

It was VERY difficult to get appropriate treatment---and took many years. I ultimately got a referral to an excellent pain specialist about 7 years ago. We use a combination of modalities, but the most effective, by far, has been cooled radiofrequency neuroablation. I've had this done a handful of times, and each successive treatment brings better and longer relief. If you have reasonable relief from intra-articular injections, then this might be worth talking about with your doctor. It's nice to have 6-12 months of relief.

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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, April 27th (Saturday)

I've suffered with SI joint pain for 15 years. Had some injection therapy which did help tremendously.

Now I go to a chiropractor regularly.

Listen to purplejacket, excellent advice.

Surgery should be the last resort.

[This message edited by annb at 9:15 PM, April 27th (Saturday)]


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GrievingMommy
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Default  Posted: 10:00 PM, April 27th (Saturday)

ETA: Just read that you think it's ligment issues. Sorry to hear that!!


I was in a car accident when I was 15 y/o. I had the worst time type of whiplash to get - I had my head turned to look at the car hitting us and then my head was thrown forward. I will FOREVER have headaches if I don't go to my chiropractor.

Not all Chiro's are the same. My Chiro does not do any of the bone cracking stuff (NUCCA method). It's all pressure based and if it wasn't for him, I would have terrible headaches constantly. Originially when I first started going right after the accident and it was about three times/week. Now I average about once every 2-3 months depending on how rough I am on my body. For example, my neck doesn't like rollercoasters so I sometimes I need to go more often.

Some might not "believe in' Chiro's. All I know is it works and that's all I need to know!

[This message edited by GrievingMommy at 10:03 PM, April 27th (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:03 PM, April 27th (Saturday)

CB,

I feel your pain!

Just wondering here? Do you, suffer from any arthritis in the rest of your body? I had the same problem with my SI and finally wound up having a THR (total hip replacement).

Mine arose due to EOA (Erosive osteoarthritis) EOA normally begins in the hands but can also affect other body joints. It's an aggressive disease and can cause all manner of pain in joints. When I had my THR, my surgeon said my hip joint just crumbled when he tried to remove it.

Not trying to scare you, nor am I saying you have EOA, but it may be worth your while to check out since you can't seem to find answers thru other treatments.

Good luck!


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Default  Posted: 1:25 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Well, I'm back and still haven't had surgery. I had scheduled surgery for bursa removal and to release my IT band (by cutting it). I talked with my massage therapist and she mentioned a couple of her clients with the same problem and they saw a PT in my town and he relieved all their pain. I went back to my dr. and he wrote a prescription for PT with a PT that primarily works with women. Man, she is awesome. She doesn't pull, push and pop, she manipulates the soft tissue and works to align the area. The first visit, she was manipulating my hip and I actually felt the whole pelvis move. She also feels, there is more going on all through my spine. I'm still having issues but have had major relief. It's amazing what happens when things get aligned up. Everytime I go in, my si joint is out of wack, now I just have to figure a way to keep it in place.

So glad I didn't proceed with surgery.


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