I've just learned of this condition & I'm having HORRIBLE pain & have all the symptoms of Sacroiliitis for the last month. I'm 46, very active & I injured this area 20 yrs ago training my back in the gym. It has caused me irregular pain off & on over 20 yrs. I thought it was lower back pain, not Pelvis pain...a common mistake that people make I guess. I understand that it can effect the surrounding back muscles next to the Pelvis. I'm still in shock that I even has this condition. I'm trying to stay positive & learn.
I understand that Drs. OFTEN misdiagnose this & if not properly diagnosed & treated QUICKLY it can deteriorate fast. I'm VERY concerned & nervous, often my balance is off & my walking is effected. I can barely drive anywhere or bare any weight on my hips, sleep is becoming difficult & how will I be able to work with this condition??? Vicadin/antiinflammatories, etc hardly do anything. I already take every type supplement in the book as well. Many days the pain is so bad I cannot leave the house. I've NEVER felt pain this bad ever.
I just learned I have 2 bone spurs located on top of my SI joints which can be easily felt by hand. I'm assuming I'll need surgery to remove these? By a Spine surgeon I understand? My Dr. wants to pursue Physical Medicine, which I feel is the wrong course since I have bone spurs on top of my SI joints (rubbing on nerves causing pain?). To make matters worse, I'm with the (slow-moving) VA & haven't even been diagnosed with Sacroiliitis yet.
I'm committed to dealing with this condition quickly & aggressively as I don't want to end up crippled & in bad pain forever. I'm prepared to go thru much suffering (up & to surgery) to get this fixed.
How do I proceed & make my Dr. take me seriously & order the correct tests/treatments, etc.
Thank you all for any help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!