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SI Joint pain

ukrebel 5003uukrebel 5003 Posts: 1
edited 11/08/2014 - 8:19 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
I have been mostly suffering lower back pain for many years, I just recently had a radiofrequency neurotomy after being diagnosed with SI joint dysfunction. This procedure was performed in London only last week and my pain level is running 10/10 daily; being done under tomography and light sedation (hurt like hell) being told by pain specialists this is normal up to several weeks.
Now I am not sure that the diagnoses is correct as now I am having middle back pain and pain in the groin area which has never occurred before.
I have been to hell and back during the war in Vietnam where my troubles started. I would just like to live pain free and not be on a cocktail of Oxycodone & Fentanyl. Suffering from PTSD does not help any.
Is there anyone out there that has the "Real Answer" to cure pain?
Peace, Love, & Kharma,


  • Did they do diagnostic numbing shots prior to going ahead with the nerve burning? Usually you have that done a few weeks or more first to make sure they've correctly identified the pain generator. In my experience all of these procedures cause a flare in pain for a week or two. I now take ice blocks (the sort you put in kids lunch boxes that stay cold for a really long time) & ice on the way home from having a procedure done. Have you been icing your back? For me it really helps.
    There are risks with all procedures but it's still a bit early to start to get worried...I know it's easier said than done!
    What diagnostic tests have you had done? Are they saying that SI joint problems are all that's causing your pain? Have you had an MRI recently? I have SI joint dysfunction. My pain is right in that dip, sort of between my spine & hip. It goes right into my hip & down the outside of my thigh. I have lots of other spine problems. That's the pain which was greatly reduced by the diagnostic numbing shots I had done. With me it's about identifying & chipping away at the pains that something can be done about & taking medications, PT, aromatherapy massage & all the other 'tricks' that work to some extent or at least make me feel a little better at the time. I'm not sure there are any "Real Answers" to cure pain for some of us. That doesn't mean we can't manage it & function to the best of our ability.

    If they can truly pinpoint just your SI joint as causing a large amount of your pain & it's severely limiting your ability to function & this doesn't work for you have you considered having a surgical consult?
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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