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With a history of serious issues concentrated on hip joint and lower back discs along with a decade of various treatment incl. two minimally invasive surgeries, spine stimulator, injections, pain meds, acupuncture, etc. a week and a half ago I inadvertently got myself into a bad posture for an hour or longer that has caused what they think is S1sacroliac joint problem. This is a new area of pain for me--deep deep in the left side and radius, as if a vicious punch has occurred with pain that remains intense. It is as bad if not worse than sciatica which I have experience of as well. My questions are twofold and an answer to either would be helpful. 1. Has anyone gotten permanent relief from a steroid taper? 2. Is anyone else experiencing the excruciatingly long nights of sleeplessness (and therefore little healing and a great deal of anxiety)?