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Hi there! I am new to this site...
I am looking for a place to get support and information regarding my back pain condition. I am a married mom of an energetic 2-year old, and I've been off work for 10 months now due to chronic pain in my SI joint/hip/leg, as well as depression and sleep problems due to the pain. I have been through 3 different PT's, 7 different doctors, and about 10 different types of medication (and, we're stilll trying new combinations in that area). I have had epidurals, nerve blocks, steroid shots, trigger point injections, PT, biofeedback, chiropractic/massage, radiofrequency neurotomy on SI and on facets, and 4 rounds of prolotherapy injections.
The hardest thing for me now is finding one doctor to help me manage everything, and finding the right combination of meds that work for me. Right now, I've been going through monthly prolotherapy injections in my SI/hip/lumbar spine area, and so far, they have just flared me up more than helping. We have 3 more scheduled, but no other options if they don't work. Does anyone know of any clinical trials or other alternative therapies for strengthening the SI ligaments that I should look into? Thanks for any and all advice, and I look forward to meeting you all.