I'm new here. I had a fall in 1998 where I fractured my pelvis in 3 places. I was kept in the hospital for 8 days. They got me up on crutches after about 3 days and the pain was excruciating. After I went home I spent months on my couch popping pills. I was able to start weight-bearing on the left foot after 6 weeks, then went to a cane, then nothing. The pain has never left.
It got better, I went back to school and took a course. I got an office job and worked at it for 4 years. The pain just got progressively worse, until I finally had to leave. A year later I had a fusion of my Left S.I. Joint. That took another year of recovery and the sciatic pain is better than it was, but overall, not really much better.
I am unable to work. I cannot sit or stand for long periods and don't sleep well at all. I swim 3-4 days a week, do Pilates, and walk. I can no longer walk on uneven ground (trails, etc), but the treadmill's not bad or asphalt. All the doctor's I've seen say the scans are fine, and they don't know why I'm still in pain. I don't know whether to keep looking for help, or just give up and learn to live with this pain. I've tried chiropractors, Otho surgeons, meditation, physiotherapy, accupuncture, neurosurgeons, health drinks, etc. I find a new doctor, get my hopes up, go see them and have them make me feel like I'm wasting their time. It's very discouraging. My family Dr. will send me anywhere I ask, but suggests nothing. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.