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A pain in the butt

I had my 6 month checkup last week. The good news is I'm fusing. The bad news is I've been having bad butt pain on the right side. I thought it might be my Periformis but my doctor thinks SI joint. I start PT tomorrow and he's going to try injections soon. Suddenly about 5 days ago I started getting intense pain in the back of my thigh where it meets my butt when sleeping. It wakes me around 3 every morning and I can't get back to sleep. I'm miserable! The worst part is I'm going on my "dream" cruise in 3 days. Any suggestions or ideas?
Artificial disc at L5S1 for 10 years. Had 3 Level lumbar fusion and Laminectomy on Sept 27, 2013. It was an OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion) with cages, BMP, rods & screws. Norco, Plaquenil


  • SI joint problems tend to be a side effect of fusions. I've had issues with mine for years now and it's been a bit worse since the fusion. I get the joint injected a couple of times a year and that relieves most if not all of the pain. PT will show you some good stretches to do at home as well for the SI joint.
    10/28/13 - ALIF, PSF, decompression at L4/L5 and L5/S1
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