I have been dealing with back issues almost all my life, but its been severe for three years now. I have issues with L3 through S1, I have facet joint issues and have finally realized that a fair amount of my pain has been coming from my SI Joint.
Can any of you dealing with SI joint pain tell me a little about how this has limited you and what you have been able to do to limit your pain. What it appears that my SI joint is causing with me is, severe leg and foot pain (this is on and off, but when really bad I am not able to walk without a big limp and tons of pain). I havent been able to walk over a mile straight without horrible pain in over two years now and PT has been impossible due to it causing horrible pain flares.
I just had my second SI Joint injection yesterday and I'm hoping that this one gives me the same relief as the one I had done at the start of the summer. This first shot lasted about three months and I was able to go from most of my day in bed or in a recliner due to pain, to up and about for most of the day and able to go shopping and work minor jobs around the house, as long as I rest periodically.
What is our future with this thing? I'm sure my SI joint has been a big factor for three years now and there is no reason to think it is something that will just go away. Has anyone had anything more invasive than injections? and what do you think your problem SI Joint will mean for you in the future? Any input would be great.....ty Mitch.