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SIJ injury, nerve block and ablation done-Please offer any advice, bed ridden and need help.

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



  • hello, clarky3225.

    i am sorry to hear of your struggles.  those struggles are made even more difficult when nothing definitive shows up in imaging tests!!  i do not have personal experience with what you are going through, but just wanted to reach out and ask that you not take it personally if you don't get many responses right away.  all of our members are fighting their own battles on their own schedules, and i'm sure once members who are familiar with your situation find your post, they'll reach out!!!  there are so many caring people here--just give them a bit of time to respond, ok? 
    in the interim, i welcome you to the forums, although the reason for you joining us stinks!!!  please click on the following link for some helpful information to get you started!!
    welcome to spine-health
    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
  • Thank you Kimmy72, I don't take it personally at all, like you say everyone has their own issues. I tried to keep the post to facts only so it's a shorter read, but it's hard to do!

    Thanks for responding.

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  • Awesome--I'm sure once members who are familiar with what you're going through see your post(s), they'll reach out!! 
    I tried to keep the post to facts only so it's a shorter read, but it's hard to do!

    Facts--or diagnoses--are only a part of your whole picture.  It's hard to keep things short when you're trying to tell a story that has so much emotion tied to it!  Chronic pain is HARD, and it's complex.  Please don't feel the need to abbreviate your experience here.  Let everyone know how much you feel comfortable in sharing!!  I haven't run into any page limits yet, and I'll tell ya, I've written some looooooooong posts :) Just ask the other members...hahahaha!!!!

    Hope you are having a low pain evening, Clarky3225.

    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
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