I'm a 35 year old male from the UK and have been bed ridden for 1& 1/2 years, due to what is believed to be a SIJ injury. I'll try to explain:
1 & 1/2 years ago I tweaked my lower left back playing golf, but continued normal life. Then the pain got worse so I tried PT, Chiropractor, Osteo, exercise, belts, etc but nothing worked. Exercise made it worse. Eventually I had to stop work due to severe pain sitting down at my desk.
I then saw numerous doctors, spine specialists, Rheumatologist, etc and took every pain/nerve/relaxing pill they could think of. 3 MRIs showed no issue. None of the docs even thought about it being SIJ at this point, and urged me to do more exercise. This led to muscles in my back, hips, groin, glutes, legs, almost everywhere, straining and leaving me unable to do anything. Any attempt to improve my situ would result in more strained muscles, so I had to lay. If I moved slightly the wrong way I would get searing pain at the site of the initial injury, which in turn would mess the strained muscles up more. Weeks of rest allows the injury to heal a bit (so it's not terrible sharp pain and deep aching) but the slightest tweak has diar consequences. It's defo nerve pain cause it's so harsh. I get what I call a bolt of pain.
I then saw another doc who brought the SIJ to my attention. We did the nerve block which helped my legs stop aching and may have helped a bit, but the same as above would occur. It took no time at all 4 any improvement to go.
I then had nerve ablation (4 montjs ago) which has made things so much worse. the soreness is crazy, I still get a bolt of pain from it if I lean on it wrong, and to my complete horror I'm now getting bolt pain from the other side. I've got other medical problems and this is all 2 much to bear.
Things that I don't understand...
why have all the muscles strained to this degree, I can't find any other stories like this?
Can an injury damage nerves where they go into the sacrum as I get bolts of pain from this area?
Has the nerve ablation affected any1 else like this?
I feel so lost, any advice would be welcomed. Thank you