Hi, I am new to this site and am hoping for some insight or advice... I am 24 years old, and have had SI problems (bilateral) since my first pregnancy 5 years ago. The chronic pain has gotten progressively worse, and I am in physical therapy and have tried multiple sets of SI joint injections- which were successful in diagnosing the problem as SI joints causing pain- but unsuccessful in any pain relief. That said,
I am considering this procedure, wondering if anyone has tried this and what their experiences have been like? Recovery times, etc..?
I will need it done on both si joints, the thought of being "fused" is a bit frightening, but I am desperate for some actual relief from this chronic back pain.
My PM doctor wants me to do the radio-frequency ablation procedure next week- and I am very uncertain about that as well, as I have read very conflicting things the more I research this.
I am holding out for now and seeking a second opinion scheduled at the beginning of December.. Just thought I'd ask around about the iFuse surgery before hand as I am anticipating that conversation with the surgeon I'll have the consult with.
Any information or advice is appreciated!