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Recurrent lower back

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Lower Back Pain

I am a 25 yo male formly active in sports. I have sharp pain originating in the SI joint area(i think) and it swaps sides. I have been to the physical thereapist, chiropracter, and had MRI, and X-rays. The pain will leave for a few months then return, but over the past few months I have not been able to fully recover before the pain returns again. Basically, the pain is returning more frequently. I have difficulty getting out of bed, tieing my shoes, walking(pain radiates down the back of the leg only to the knee, the lower leg feels different too though). I have been told it is either SI joint subluxation, piriformis syndrome, or something else. I perform some stretching and PT exercises which seems to help. I am depressed due to my inability to do anything active and afraid this problem may not allow me to work as a general dentist due to the constant bending over patients.

1. Any suggestions for exercises, stretches, strategy, or specialists to visit?
2. Do SI joint injections works(anyone with experience)?
3. Are there special chairs for people who sit at work all day? What about SI joint belts?

Any other advise/experience would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone.



  • Is there a way to reset the SI(sacroilliac joint) yourself? Thanks.

  • Yes, I reset my SI joint myself, at least 2 or 3 times a day! It does help. What does your MRI say? I also had piriformis syndrome, so I do piriformis stretches 3 times a day, and also, don't forget the hamstrings. Very important, and also adductor stretches. Please check with your Dr. or PT before doing any of these, but my PT taught me how to do the SI joint reset myself, and I know several people, that do it themselves. Very easy, and you can do it sitting, laying down, and standing. I have even reset mine in a furniture store!!! Do check with your Dr., and talk to your PT about any of the above exercises. I had back surgery in Jan. 2009, so I am still getting back on my feet! Let us know how you make out, and what your MRI showed, and your Dr's. thoughts. sweetpotatoe57
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