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Fusion, 2 SI Injections back onto morphine/Tramadol help?

Hi all,

Quick run down. Advanced DDD in my back, 2 collapsed discs, Sciolitis and spondylothesis, Z 1 removed, laminectomy and disc out. Fusion at S1/L5, L5/L4 disc collapsed.

RH SI joint very painful, not been able to sit for more than 5 minutes post fusion. Have a hydraulic desk at work. Leg pain got worse, couldn't exercise or do physio. Had first SI jab in Sept 2014, took 3 weeks to work, worked a treat for 8 weeks.

Now pain is back even worse. Cannot sit down again, had to stop physio.

Just had 2nd SI injection, my god I've never felt anything so painful, now back on Morphine and Tramadol as well as my normal Lyrica (Pregablin)

It's been 8 days since my jab and the spasms are bad upon sitting and standing and sometimes laying is painful.

I've had to be signed off work as I cannot drive or work until I get my pain levels under control and I can reduce my medication so I stop nodding out.........

Has anyone had a bad reaction to an SI injection, could this awful pain be permanent?

We have discussed trying a radio frequency injection of I get another small pain reduction like last time, i am willing to try anything.

Would love to discuss this further with others and I will read the rest of these blogs whilst I'm off work
Feel free to get in touch. Support and laughter are better than meds



  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 02/17/2015 - 8:44 PM
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    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
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