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Does SI pain go away?

Hi, I've had SI pain for about two and a half years now. I've seen many doctors and they have thought many things such as CRMO to growing pains to SI joint dysfunction. I am a baseball player and when this flares up I cannot play. I haven't had a flare up in about a year and a half ago. that was up until about a month ago. Now when I was younger it did happen when I was growing a lot. I was just wondering, does SI joint dysfunction go away? Or is this something that could possibly end my baseball career? 
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  • hello, ctru3154!

    i do not have experience with si joint pain, but in reading the other member's experiences with it, my heart goes out to you! 

    i see you've been seen by many doctors.  what kinds of testing/treatments have you had so far?  was it definitely determined to be si dysfunction? 

    i'd like to welcome you to the forums!  please click on the following link for some helpful information to get you started!
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    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,527
    Any spinal condition chances for recovery depend on
    1. The severity of the situation
    2. What treatments are being done
    I've had SI joint injections that 100% correct a SI Joint problem.   The last one was about 6 months ago, so lets see how it is in another 6 months

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • SooveritSooverit Finger Lakes region of NYPosts: 460
    Hi there,

    I have si joint dysfunction, both sides primarily left. I believe it started back in 2011, but really became constant and severe in the past year.

    I've had the injections, did PT, chiropractor, special exercises, etc. The only thing that helped me was the injection. Unfortunately, it only lasted a couple weeks. 

    From my research, some people can correct this in a number of ways: PT with someone who has this specialty, SI belt, shoe inserts, if the problem is one leg shorter than the other, etc. 

    I see a surgeon Wednesday to see if I'm a candidate for si joint fusion (i-fuse).

    I suggest you go online and type in referral to doctor who performs si joint fusion. You will come across a site called SI-BONE. If you enter your state or zip code, they will email you a list of doctors in your region that are trained in si joint disorders and i-fuse. 

    Even if you don't need the surgery, it would be excellent to see a doctor who is familiar with these problems and ways to correct them. Many doctors aren't familiar with it. My primary isn't, and I was in an appt recently with a top university neurosurgeon, neurologist, a neurosurgical NP, and a med student, and none of them were even aware a fusion exists for the si joints. Luckily, I have already been diagnosed with it by an ortho spine surgeon and a spine specialist pm doctor. So, hopefully I won't have to go through the diagnostic and rule out process again.

    SI joint pain is so miserable. I hope you find the resources you need to get better.

    Sara :) 
  • I've had SI Joint pain since February 2016, went thru 6 nerve blocks and PT, finally scheduled for the IFUSE on 9/12/16.  hoping it makes the pain go away.  Mine is also intermittent pain. But when it flares up its something fierce.  It's hard to do certain things like push a cart grocery shopping (the twisting motion I guess), working out...I can't do that anymore, I used to love weightlifting.   I'm really hoping after the surgery I get my life back.


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