I am 3 months post op from an L5, S1 fusion and I am still in a lot of pain. I went to my dr. 2 weeks ago and he now thinks I may have SI joint pain, and is sending me for another injection in that joint. I truly believed that I would be out of pain by this time and can't believe he now feels I might have a "loose" SI joint too. The fusion is healing really well so I think he is stumped as to why I am still in so much pain in my lower back and buttocks.
Has anyone else experienced this after a fusion, and if so, did you have anything done with the SI joint? My dr says the injection will actually help him diagnose this problem and may require another surgery.
I was doing aqua therapy for the past month and really didn't get much relief, my dr said I could stop that until after the injection this week.
Do you do any type of other therapy to help with the SI joint pain? I'm not even sure that this is the problem.
I'd appreciate any advice.