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SI Joint Pain

MinnechikMMinnechik Posts: 1
edited 01/15/2016 - 11:27 PM in Chronic Pain
Has anyone had any luck with good treatment for SI joint pain? I'm on my third pain clinic (left the first due to moving, the second due to him telling me there wasn't any more he could do for me- all he offered was narcotics and Lumbar ESI's- most of which didn't help a bit but all I could do was hope the next one would give me the relief I was desperately wanting). I have seen a Neurologist who didn't believe a word I was telling him and told me to do some light exercise and buy a new mattress. I have seen a Neurosurgeon who told me he could do surgery but he would only give a 50% chance of it helping (not the odds I was looking for).
The third pain mgmt doc I'm with now immediately dx'd me with SI joint dysfunction. I have had one bilateral SI joint injection which gave me nearly 100% pain relief for about 3 weeks. I am scheduled to have another next week. I'm hoping and praying it lasts longer than 3 weeks.
My symptoms are (intermittent):
-lower back pain
-hip/pelvic pain so bad sometimes that I can hardly move
-occasional weakness in my legs I feel like I can hardly put one leg in front of the other
-extreme difficulty climbing stairs
-pain shooting down my thighs
-numbness and tingling in my legs

I did take some of my husbands prednisone recently (he refused to take it for a sinus issue) and I barely had a lick of pain during the days I was taking it. (I am a nurse so knew what I was doing....and I was taking matter into my own hands since nobody else was helping me at the time! ) I never even thought of taking as much as a Tylenol during the time I was taking the drug. I told the NP about this at my last visit and rather than offering to look into this further and consider just treating me with a short course of (appropriately prescribed) prednisone, she just got mad at me for taking someone elses medication. haha! Instead, she gave me a prescription for Neurontin, which I told her I've been on before and it didn't work. So now I have been on Neurontin 1800 mg/day which hasn't done a bit of good- but I'm making her happy by taking it so when I am seen next week I can tell her it didn't work (again!)

So anyway - if SI joint dysfunction is truly what I have - I'd appreciate your input and what has worked for you!


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  • coyotewildwomanccoyotewildwoman Posts: 130
    edited 01/17/2016 - 1:22 PM
    I suffer with same issue, haven't found any solution .. It seems to be a fairly common problem, never warned about it.. If I had only known!
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