Hi all, I am hoping for a bit of feedback. I have already had cervical and lumbar fusions. Due to ongoing pain and the results of the physical exam both my pt and neurosurgeon are both convinced the pain I am experiencing is from the si joints.
I have had the first round of injections in the si joints as well as the facet injections.
My ns requested a ct scan of the si joints. He shared the results with me and said that my low back and both si joints show extensive arthritic changes, deterioration to both si joints, the left being greater than the right. He then said that he can do the fusion surgery to repair.
Right now there is also another issue, my right arm and shoulder. Again arthritis, some small tears in the rotator cuff and what they are calling rsd in my forearm and hand.
Those arm issues would prevent me right now from doing the si joint surgery since I cannot use a walker.
Truthfully all of this has me more than a bit overwhelmed. And I really don't understand why all the docs come back with test results saying how I have much more arthritis than they expected.
if anyone has any thoughts it would be wonderful, I am just trying right now to take some time and relax the best I can. I do not believe all this stress is great for healing...