I'm a 28 year old female. Ten years ago I took a huge fall landing on my left hip which caused my l4 l5 to rupture. It healed for the most part within a year's time and other than minor occasional discomfort I led a normal life until 3 years ago. I stupidly tried to clear a hurdle at the dog park and landed again on my hip and a week later my lower back "went out" incapacitating me for a week. I went and had an mri and was told nothing was wrong and I hadn't re injured the discs. I felt better after a week or so but thats when the chronic pain and sciatica started. My back went out 3 more times within a year and a half after that so I was prescribed physical therapy which I did religiously and took seriously but after NINE MONTHS I hadn't made ANY progress so I had another mri. Still "nothing wrong" except unremarkable retrolysthesis of the l5 vertebrae, unremarkable slight buldges of the l4 l5 l5 s1 and slight degeneration of l4-s1. I was told that none of which should be causing this much pain. I was referred to a pain management doctor and given relafen and flexeril plus Cymbalta (none of them offer relief) and I mentioned that when I stood up from sitting I always have to lean back and get a loud painful clunk in my si joint or sacrum area so the pain doc wants to inject my si joints with a steroid to see if the pain is actually being caused by the sacroiliac joint. The problem is last time I had a steroid injection (epidural into l4 l5)it made me WORSE. PLUS its 1000.00 which I don't have. I am already in debt still from the MRIs and I feel uneasy about spending 1000 on an injection that might not even be in the right place or work. My question is if anyone has had si joint dysfunction did they have pain in the l4 l5 area as well? I do have groin pain and pain where the si joints are but I also have pain on the right side next to l4 l5. I would like to hear stories of anyone who does have si joint dysfunction. Also I forgot to mention my grandpa has si joint dysfunction and has had a fusion for it.