Hi I am new so I guess I will start with a brief story...I developed left hip pain only with touch and laying on it while pregnant so I ignored it from 07-09 My pcp in 09 sugested to see an ortho for injections I did not. Fast forward to June I went for a run and felt something in my hip not pain just off yet I continued and it went away. Then after working as a nurse I suddenly had severe pain. I saw my pcp who again told me to see ortho. Xray clean ortho gave me a steroid injection and ordered a mri of lumbar spine for low back pain radiating down left buttocks left thigh, hip and groin. Fast forward 2 More injections in hip, hopsital stay, multiple diagnosis that didn't pan out, mri hip lumbar spine, ct pelvis, si injection with steroid. Nothing worked pt, injectiond and 11 Drs consulted. Then I saw another spine surgeon who said he suspected sijd....one diagnostic injection confirmed it with immediate 100% temp. relief
I am not able to work, off pt yet again on major narcotics for pain mantence and was told I need sibone fuse left side. The question....how does one decide to go with ifuse vs traditional fusion vs other methods???? I am lost, scared and need as much advice as I can get. Thank You!