As mentioned in my intro post, i'm 32 years old and have congenital scoliosis. I had a lumbar fusion at the age of 13 and other than the usual daily aches and pains have been able to live a normal life up until around 2 years ago when I began to have severe lower back/hip/buttock/upper leg pain.
Before I found this site, I had xrays, MRIs, physio and consultant appointments which ruled out any obvious cause of my pain as far as disc or nerve damage, and was told that this was to be expected as I got older and to throw as many pain meds at it as possible to get me through flare ups. Being a midwife working 12 hour shifts, I didnt find this particularly helpful!!!
During researching my symptoms I came across this site and its description of SI joint dysfunction which was as if I had written the list of symptoms!! It was a huge relief to know that there could be an actual cause and therefore a possible solution!
However, pretty much all the info I can find is American, is anyone else here from the UK and successfully been diagnosed and treated here?
My GPs aren't wonderfully supportive and so i'm reluctant to go to them if this isn't something they're likely to have heard of as I know the response i'll get.
Any other info or tips anyone has will also be greatly appreciated