I had a SI Joint Injection on July 8, 2015 after everything from xrays, MRI, CTScan, colonoscopy and pelvic exam came up with nothing. By excluding it was diagnosed as sacroilitis.
During the procedure, a CT-Guided SI Joint Injection was very painful. There was no pain relief from day one. Actually it caused more pain. Prior I had groin and lower back pain for 4 years. Now with that I also developed buttock, thigh and calf pain too after the injection. The pain is so severe not even three Vicodin tames it.
I contacted the CDI center who perform the procedure and they would not provide me with any answers except to send me a CD of the images of the procedure an a report stating the injection was a success. At no time during the injection while being perform did I feel any relief, even after the Marcaine injection. He asked many times and each time I replied with no. I was in terrible pain and he said, I know. I am sorry. I was sweating and felt like throwing up. They sent me on my way, without any instruction in the event of anything, side effects or the like.
I called my Rheumatologist who referred me to him. He manages my SLE Lupus. And Lupus comes with alot of pain to begin with. He did not answer why I was in such pain, except to refer me to a Pain Intervention Doctor, who I will see on August 20, 2015. That is a long time to wait in pain.
I can't sit, walk, climb stairs, lay down without pain. I can stand but I have to contort my weight to alleviate some of the pain. Vicodin is not working. I've iced the area. Heated the area. I take two Vicodin 7/325 and an AmbienCR at night just so I can sleep. I have Lidocain patches and nothing helps.
Has this happened to anyone? What happened to my muscle? Is it my sciatic nerve? I am lost. Should I see my primary? Any clue.? Because this pain is really affecting my well being and the office who performed the procedure and my Rheumatologist appear to be nonchalant about the whole thing.
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