Hi Im new to the forum and am desperate for answers,please.
I started with a niggle in my lower back to the right of my spine about 6 months ago....it didnt come on after an injury and I cannot pinpoint it to anything in particular,except maybe an old netball injury..(fell on my bum)
...just woke up with stiffness to begin with.Over the following weeks it got worse,came,went got worse again until the last few weeks,its become excruciating with me waking in the early hours with a crushing pain in my hip when trying to roll over to change position...the pain takes my breath away and is actually worse than labour pains,which I never thought I,d hear myself say that!
I went to the doctor over a week ago who said he thought it could be sciatica (I once fell to the floor with a shooting pain from my hip to my toes,which went numb)and a possible bulging disc.
He referred me for physio.
I saw the physio,filled a questionnaire in about my pain,no physical examination at all.She said my pain doesnt really present typical sciatica and bulging disc...more like the Sacro ilium joint,and probably caused by having 3 children (big babies) a fall on my bum in netball,and/or possible damage to my pelvic muscle during a c section (8 years ago!?) and a laparoscopy 3 years ago.
I was sent home with some exercises which I have done for 3 days.....but the pain,whilst some mornings seems slightly better,seems to have spread around my hips and a little down the tops of my legs and as far up as the ribs on my right side and it is lasting longer,upon waking,until dinnertime......what the hell is going on??
I cant cope with lack of sleep,I am walking around some days like a cripple and Im taking it out on everyone around me.I take ibuprofen,which helps,and hot shower does relieve the pain too,but I want a proper diagnosis.
Im a little miffed that the physio can just send you home with an exercise plan because she THINKS its SIJ......would if it isnt and I am doing more damage?
Im sick of being crammed all the time
thanks for reading