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Sacroiliac Joint Injury success stories please!!!!!!!!!!

Sacroiliac Joint success and reovery stories please?!!!!
I injured my sacroiliac joint over 6 months ago during intense boxing training where I got an overwhelming pain deep pinching pain deep in my lower right back above my right buttock. It was extremely painful getting in and out of my car. I went to my GP who did the normal "painkillers and rest for 2 weeks"....3 weeks later during boxing training it went again, this time really bad and it locked up.
After 3 doctors and physio and finally diagnosed with SI Joint injury it is no better and still goes on me after rest. I'm due to see a specialist on tuesday and would LOVE to hear SUCCESS STORIES PLEASE!!!!As i'm so frustrated and think I'll never get over it.
Thanks

Dave
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First Helper Jennifer_age23_FL
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replied July 2nd, 2010
S I Joint Pain.....................
Hi Dave..
I feel as frustrated as you do. I Know something is up with my left hip S/I joint.Have had the problem ever since I had my spinal fusion surgery L4 disk back in Jan 07. Its getting worse.. not better. Hoping I can get my medicaid back thru Voc Rehab so I can get back to a doctor to see what is going on. I wish you well & if you learn any secrets to dealing with this.. please let me know Smile
laurie
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replied July 3rd, 2010
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chiropractic is somthing you could try they are trained in the treatment of sacroilliac joint injuries but make sure you find a good one and discontinue treatment if they are noy helping also with SI joint injuries there are likly to be other conditions involved such as scoliois these will need to be treated sucsessfully if are to achieve a ggod long term outcome
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replied May 23rd, 2011
I had an SI fusion last week...
Hey guys,

I'm a 23 year old female who struggled for over a year and a half with sever back pain caused by weightlifting and athletics. I underwent a dozen injections, radiofrequency nerve burnings, etc before I finally broke down and got my SI fused.

I was terrified and scanned the web for hours a day looking for people who'd had the experience I was having and willing to share their story. I couldn't find anyone who'd actually had a fusion. I am joining a few sites I visited pre-surgery to hopefully share my experience with anyone out there searching for info.

If anyone is considering the option and wants to get a take on what it's really like, I'm here! It was a tough decision, I spent 5 days in the hospital recovering, will be non-weightbearing on my fused side for 6-8 weeks, etc. Any questions- feel free to ask!

Jen


P.S. Chiropractic did not help me. My surgeon said if I got any relief from that it would be for only a few minutes as the joint fluid rushed to the inflamed space. His belief is that SI pain comes from too much motion so be very wary of having a chiro purposely put an injured SI in motion!
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replied May 23rd, 2011
Hey guys,

I'm a 23 year old female who struggled for over a year and a half with sever back pain caused by weightlifting and athletics. I underwent a dozen injections, radiofrequency nerve burnings, etc before I finally broke down and got my SI fused.

I was terrified and scanned the web for hours a day looking for people who'd had the experience I was having and willing to share their story. I couldn't find anyone who'd actually had a fusion. I am joining a few sites I visited pre-surgery to hopefully share my experience with anyone out there searching for info.

If anyone is considering the option and wants to get a take on what it's really like, I'm here! It was a tough decision, I spent 5 days in the hospital recovering, will be non-weightbearing on my fused side for 6-8 weeks, etc. Any questions- feel free to ask!

Jen


P.S. Chiropractic did not help me. My surgeon said if I got any relief from that it would be for only a few minutes as the joint fluid rushed to the inflamed space. His belief is that SI pain comes from too much motion so be very wary of having a chiro purposely put an injured SI in motion!
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replied November 22nd, 2011
same response for a solution as i posted in other si joint questions on this site:
This response is a bit late. But im an athlete in the same position with an SI joint injury. Ive had it for 1 year now but im 90-95% better now. I also had the si joint injury a couple months as well before this recent reoccural.

Anyway this is what you should try:
**Physiotherapy= to realign the pelvis (and give you basic core exercises. Alot of physiotherapists arent that good, so its best trying to find ones that have worked for big sport teams, like football, basketball, baseball teams etc... try and call some nearby major teams and ask them who their physiotherapist, it sounds funny but it works.)
**Prolotherapy= to inject the joint so it develops strong layers of collagen in the joint over time, thus reducing the hyper-mobility of the joint in order to stabalise it
**Pilates= To develop strong core and realignment of the pelvis, as well as fixing postural alignment overtime via exercises. But most pilates instructors are uneducated corporate snakes, but if you find a good one they will definately fix you. The best way to do that is by asking them questions like 'what do you know about sciatic nerve pain? what do you know about the Si Joint? Can you explain the treatment you do specifically for the si joint?' Basically stuff like that will force them to give a medical answer, they should generally mention the pelvic floor, transversus muscle, in their choice of words when explaining about the 'core' if they are the real deal, just call a few places around you and you should find 1 good one.
-Lastly if all that doesnt help, which i think will though, search for a "Doctor in Sports Medicine", alot of them work with universities as lecturers, or have clinics, they could be your finally weapon against the fight for the si joint.

Anyways hope that helped, good luck! (P.S the surgeory for the si joint is worthless, si joint is generally fixed through physical therapy and injection treatment, so dont let some short sighted doctor fool you)
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replied November 6th, 2015
Jennifer 23 yr old female. I do have a question
Did you have the Minimally Invasive sacroiliac joint fusion ? My neurosurgeon said nothing about even an overnight hospital stay. It took 10 years for them to figure out what was causing my pain. I'm talking, many doctors, physical therapy. Radiofrequency Ablation of the nerves, all kinds of injections, nothing worked. Finally this well respected neurosurgeon discovered it in a short time. Just curious how you are doing now? Linda
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