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SI Joint, Herniated L5-S1 and now Bursitis

Patter1967PPatter1967 Posts: 2
edited 10/10/2015 - 8:35 PM in Chronic Pain
I am new to this forum but have been dealing with chronic back pain for over a year now. I was diagnosed at first with an SI joint problem on my right side. In the last 2 months I have also been dx. with a herniated L5-S1 and this past week Bursitis on my right side.
I presently take Hydrocodone 10 mg x6 daily and sometimes a muscle relaxer to help me sleep at night. I have tried the Butrans patch up to 20 mg but found the pain relief was not great for me.

I wonder if anyone has found any DVD's on Yoga that has helped them. I presently try to walk about 2 miles a day and do stretching exercises for the Bursitis and SI problem. I've found some good stretches on youtube but I've heard that some people get relief from YOGA. Before I go all commando on using it I want to make sure I do some specific poses for my issues.

Has anyone out there done this?

I also want to say probs for long term pain sufferers. I have had to take 3 leave of absences at work and am finding this has taken a large tole. I am blessed that my husband is a great support system and always encouraging. I am not sure how much longer I will have my job and pray a lot to help with my fear. I also recently started taking an anti-depressant that is specific for people with chronic pain. i find I am not as down on myself. It's not for everyone but it has definitely helped me get out of my pitty party (that and 4 counseling sessions - which I highly recommend if you need it).

Any advise is appreciated and hugs to all here...
Paula K Strittmatter


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  • New to this forum.
    I also have a history of herniated disc, SI joint pain, and bursitis (left hip). After several years and several SI & lumbar epidural steroid injections, I decided to have the micro-discectomy surgery to correct the L2-L3 lumbar herniation. Shortly after the surgery, I was diagnosed with post-laminectomy syndrome; now experiencing upper back spasms, and also EMG-diagnosed nerve damage to my left thigh across to inner knee. My current concern is why the continued SI joint pain is not a concern for the orthopedic physician now that the herniated disk has been addressed. I feel dismissed by my physician now that the radiology reports indicate no further herniation; however, still experiencing considerable pain?
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