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Sacroiliac joint dysfunction symptons

Vicki421VVicki421 Posts: 1
edited 02/02/2016 - 7:53 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
I found the symptoms that match mine in this research of sacroili joint discription.
Having said that, I am in hopes that someone can enlighten me on what worked for them.
I am a USPS letter carrier , going on 29 years, during which time, have had a bulging disc, which was treated and problems have gone away. No more problems in that area.

Only for the past 2years have I been struggling with this pain. I have only consulted my primary care physician and he prescribed motrin800mg. & probaxin 500mg

As this seems to help, it's hard for me to imagine taking this for the rest of my life!
My symptoms are, constant pain in the right top of my buttock, radiating down through the top area of my leg. It has never gone past my knee. The pain is constant, but at different times I can make a movement that causes pain that almost sends me to the floor. It is as if I have a "catch" . What triggers it, I have still not been able to pinpoint what I did. I can be walking across the floor at work and it does it. Sometimes I will be standing at my work station &I it does it.
I stand for about 2hours in the office, then in the mail truck for another 5-5 1/2 hours. The standing is the most noticeable pain, the sitting is pretty close.

During these past 2 years, it has gotten progressively worse. At one point it was radiating in the front, feeling as if it was my actual hip BONE in pain. That did go away, but the pain is constant. The Motrin and muscle relaxer is helpful and the only "relief" from this.

The pain one day last week was unbearable. I was in tears by the time I got home. The drive home was excruciating, to the point of, calling my husband to come get me, I could not rid myself of the pain.
I cannot get comfortable sitting on the couch at home. It'always a struggle. I cannot move in any position without pain radiating.

Has anyone gone through this. Do I need to get help, will it become worse?
As I said, I am actually, right now, "diagnosing myself" , does my symptoms favor this condition? Has anyone found anything else I can do to relieve the pain? Is it the motions I go through at work? How can I help myself to get better? If left untreated will it progress into something worse?

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  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 02/02/2016 - 7:53 AM
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