HELP! I hope I can get some answers that are not forthcoming from the many doctors I have visited over the last year. I am a 45 year old female with two previous partial diskectomies (L4-L5 and L5-S1). I am also a jogger. Here's a brief synopsis of my symptoms:
1) diagnosed with a possible SI joint inflammation approximately 12 months ago. I did not undergo the block at that time. I would just run through the pain if it acted up or try icing it.
2) Began having rectal pain with excruciating pain during evacuation. Went to a proctologist but only diagnosed with mild hemorrhoids.
3) Experienced a hard fall on my right side on some ice approximately one month ago. Both legs went straight out and I went down on my right hip with no action to stop the fall. Immediately after I was ok, but then, about two days later...
4) ... I started experiencing pain in the perineum, low back, glutes (where they connect to the back of the leg), down the back of my thigh. It feels almost like saddle soreness but I'm no horserider! I also have some sharp shooting intermittent pain in right front pelvic area (feels like on my ovary) and the front of my thighs are very sore (like after extreme exercise).
This pain is constant with little to no relief from any OTC anti-inflammatories (aspirin). After researching, it sounds as though I might have entrapped my pudendal nerve, possibly from the fall on my right SI joint. Does anyone know if this could be right? The only relief I can get is by sitting on a 4 pound bag of frozen peas!!!!!
Thanks and hope we can all find relief to our pain!