I'm looking for someone out there with similar situation. I'm 46, female, otherwise healthy, use to be fitness crazy, five-year long chronic sciatica/foot pain sufferer. Several docs, surgeons, chiros, I've had every scan/test out there, and shots and more shots. That said, I do have small herniations l4 l5 s1, but after three years, they agreed the pain is "probably" not caused by this. Probably...seriously! That makes a chronic pain sufferer feel all warm and fuzzy.
So, like many of you, when I was told to seek chiropractic therapy, I did. This did not help, usually felt worse. I would make appts with surgeon again, wait two months for appts, re-explain everything, be told again what to do.....do it, same cycle all over again with MRI's in between.
One surgeon, that I finally got snippy with, referred me to an osteopathic specialist. I went in with all my info ready to go, expecting to be disappointed again, but I'm happy to say I think he is on to something. He seems to lean toward SI joint dysfunction stemming from an injury I had to a ligament years ago. (when my foot is on fire and I can't walk, ice on the SI joint takes much of the pain away)
Here is where I get confused..... My butt cheek deep in spams, it aches most of the time. I tell him it's like a toothache in my butt. When I read about Pirformis Syndrome, it sounds like me.
Could I have both issues? I feel like I could heal myself better if I could wrap my brain around it. I think really knowing is important. I read about having Botox in the Pirformis, has anyone had this done?
Sorry so long and wordy. This is nothing, I did not scratch the surface.