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Sacrum to heel Pain

skipperjacksskipperjack Posts: 2

I've been suffering with sacrum pain now for around 4 years, I hurt my upper back and was told to have physical therapy.
On my first visit the PT guy cracked my back so hard that my entire spine cracked from top to bottom. The next day I woke up with lower back pain. I had around two months of physical therapy and got no relief from the pain, upper or lower and within six months I had pain shooting down my left leg and into my heel.

Today 4 years on, I have had roughly 7 mris, 1 bone scan and a ahrogram. I've had bone marrow sample taken, bilaterial si joint injections, steroid shoots at L5, EMG and a laminectomy L4/ L5. (bone marrow test as I am a non hodgkin's lymphoma survivors)

After having all that done, not once single doctor has been able to tell me what is wrong with me, nor get rid of my pain.

After 2 years of mri's, one doctor discovered inflamed bones in my sacrum, but couldn't tell me what was causing it and sent me on to more doctors for all the stuff mentioned above. Another 2 years went by with no pain relief and after requesting another MRI of my sacrum, we found that it was still inflamed.

It's painful to sit on any hard surfaces, the back of my left leg is like a muscle is being constantly pulled and I cannot walk barefoot as my heel feels like it has a knife in it. I get tingling in both my legs up to my knee and some days it feels like my knees are on backwards.

here is the mri report of the sacrum pain, has anybody out there had this type of pain?

Nov 2012:

Sacrum: There is relatively symmetric T2 hyperintense signal in the
S4 and S5 vertebra as well as in the bilateral inferior ilia near the
inferior aspect of both sacroiliac joints. An incidental S1
hemangioma is noted.
Pelvis: The visualized portions of the pelvic contents and osseous
structures are normal.
A partially imaged L4-L5 disc bulge and bilateral L4-L5 facet
degeneration are present without obvious canal or foraminal stenosis.
1. Normal MRI appearance of the lumbosacral plexus.
2. Nonspecific edema in the inferior sacrum and ilia about the
inferior aspect of the bilateral sacroiliac joints. This is
nonspecific and presumably degenerative in nature.

October 2014

Sacrum: There is again bilateral symmetric T2 hyperintense signal intensity involving the S4 and S5 vertebral bodies
laterally as well as along the inferior lateral angles of the sacrum bilaterally. This does not appear significantly
changed since the previous examination. There is no significant T1 hypointense signal intensity. These findings argue
against marrow edema. There are similar-appearing changes within the ilii and femoral necks. This likely represents
marrow reconversion rather than edema or less likely an infiltrating process. Clinical correlation is recommended.
There are minimal degenerative changes involving the sacroiliac joints, unchanged.
Pelvis: The visualized portions of the pelvic contents and osseous structures are unchanged.
A hemangioma is present within the S1 vertebral body, unchanged.
There is edema involving the dorsal paraspinal musculature right greater than left that is related to the prior lumbar
spine surgery.
1. Normal MRI of the lumbosacral plexus.
2. Minimal degenerative changes involving sacroiliac joints.
3. Findings suggestive of marrow reconversion rather than edema within the sacrum

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