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Si joint fusion recovery. Pain

Need advice on recovery from si joint fusion surgery. 11 days post op.


  • First off my memory is horrible right now so if I have posted to you about your SI stuff forgive me for asking again.
    How are you doing are you ready for the surgery? I mean it has to be scary as heck but when in pain it can be
    a real hope for better times.
    Have you been dealing with the SI joint for a long time? I hope not if it is what I am now going through I cannot even
    imagine trying to cope with it for too long.
    Would it be alright if I ask you what was the cause if you know, what were your symptoms, tests that found it and
    what kind of Doctor? Hope you don't mind I am supposed to be helping you and here I am asking all kinds of
    questions that you are probably not up to answering.
    It has been so surprising to me how many Doctor's don't even want to look at the SI joint.
    I am sure so many others here will give you some great advice, I never have had surgery and there is a list on here for things you will need after.
    There is a video on here about the I-fuse surgery is that what you are having done or the other one.
    Please post and let us know how you are doing.
    I will be praying that everything turns out for you and you won't have any pain or very little at least.
    Take care and if you need to chat I am here.
  • I just found my way back to this forum and noticed that you had surgery just before me. I am looking to connect with someone who has also just had iFuse surgery so as to compare progress and notes.

    IFuse 5/26/15
    RTHR 10/15/14
    LTHR 4/2/2014
  • amkellyaamkelly Posts: 1
    edited 07/14/2015 - 9:35 AM
    Hello, I had infuse 7days ago and am still in pain. Was wanting to hear someone else progress and how long before the pain eases. I have also had L5-S1 Fused.
    Infuse 7/2/15

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  • samhoustonssamhouston Posts: 3
    edited 08/20/2015 - 9:05 PM
    How are you guys doing? The one with ifusion?? Hope recovery is going weel

    Welcome to Spine-Health

    It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

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    • - When did this first start?
      - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
      - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
      - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
      - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
      - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
      - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
      - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
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    I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

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