Hi all I am new here and I think this is where I should post.
I have been recently diagnosed with SI Joint Dysfunction with secondary Piriformis Syndrome. I never thought at this point in my life I would be here seeking advice. I am onIy 20 years old and really at a loss. Back in 2011 I was rear-ended and it has taken forever to get a diagnoses. I have been back and forth to PT (a few different ones) and it hasn't worked. I have received injections, one directly in the Piriformis Muscle and it helped for a few hours. The next day I could barely walk, and when I did my sciatic pain was worse. I have received an epidural and was flat on my back for a month, to say the least it didn't work what so ever.
Recently I have been seeing a Chiropractor and its making everthing worse. He doesnt believe I have Piriformis Syndrome, yet I have all the sympotms. He feels it is more disc related because when I lean back I have increased pain... Ive had numerous x-rays and MRIs and it showed no herniated discs. Im completely at a loss. It has been almost two years, and I dont know what to do anymore.
I have pain lower back, I believe in L5-S1. But the worst part is the deep aching pain in my butt (with spasm most of the time), pain down the back of my of the legs (thigh and calf) and in my feet (sometimes its my whole foot- but not all the time), I have pain walking upstairs, or uphills, after standing or sitting for a period of time, and also driving.
The pain down my legs is more like a cramping, burning sensation with spasms, and can be like electric shocks (sometimes with tingling). My feet get (mostly left foot) numb, tingly, and feel like they are cramped up, but when I look at them they arent.
Any input or personal stories would be greatly appreciated!