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Severe Limp Sacroiliac

laritarainelaritaraine Posts: 11
edited 05/19/2015 - 6:01 AM in New Member Introductions
I have had a long history of right buttock pain. I had been receiving steroid in my lower lumbar for few years and had pretty much good results. I was lifting a patient in September 2014 and my right leg started to drag 2 weeks later. Later the leg started dipping and giving out. Ortho swore it was neurological. I went into the horrors of being labeled with conversion disorder. I got admitted and had MRIs that were negative for anything major. I had facet arthroses, DJD and L5 S1 herniation. I had a history of an Annular tear from a lift injury years ago. I also have a herniated disk in c5-C6. Conversion disorder was the best diagnoses I could get from my doctors. My primary care physician refuses to see me again because he isnt a specialist and had already referred me. So he has wiped his hands clean of anything having to do with my walking. I requested a second opinion and was examined in March 2015 by a movement disorder specialist. He watched me limp around did a few leg raise tests. I explained about the years of right hip pain, etc,. His recommendation was to see a psychiatrist. Defeated, I had one last option and fumes for funds as workmans comp didn't want to pay for my lift injury. I was unable to work as a nurse either sitting or standing because my back would lock up and then I could barely walk. I went to see a Workmans comp orthopedic specialist whom asked if I had ever been told about the sacroiliac joint as a possibility. I told him no. Friday I limped in his office, after 7 months of walking like Mr. Snuffaluffagus and that night I was pivoting and walking normal. He gave me a fluoroscopy guided sacroiliac joint injection. I want to share this because I want people to understand that Undertreatment of sacroiliac dysfunction or sacroilitis CAN lead to walking disorders.


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    It is so good to share in good news!
    Thank you
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