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SIJ? Can't stand up straight! Have 11mth old baby

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:11 am
by Sanarc
Hi Everyone

Just wondering if anyone has any advice on SIJ pain. Since last December I have been experiencing pain in my sacrum on the right side at what I think is the SIJ joint. This pain stops me from being able to stand up straight. I have difficulty carrying any weight and even something as simple as a cup of tea can sometimes cause pain to flare due to stooped posture. Late April I had a SIJ injection down through radiology dept. Had a very positive response - able to walk upright and pain free - but only lasted three-four days. Late May had SIJ Radiofrequency - specialist advised L4, L5, S1 & S2 nerves burnt. Pain has not eased at all but has instead increased over last four days after simply trying to cook basic dinner and do a few dishes.

Currently taking OxyCodone slow release pain killers but minimal effect. Have six year old and 11 month old sons. Had L5/S1 anterior disc replacement in Nov 2003 (Maverick) with extremely positive results
Experienced some pelvic instability in last trimester of pregnancy. Back good after caesarean birth in July 06. Guessing that trigger for this flare up was carrying baby on chest in pouch whilst grocery shopping (weight bearing and bending caused too much strain). Have had no luck with Neurosurgeon, Pain Specialist, Physiotherapist and Rheumatologist.

Any suggestions on what to do next?? I'm at my wits end and can't cope with much more. Stress on family getting too much. Have to have a carer come to my home to care for sons as I can't lift, cook, clean, etc.

HELP PLEASE!!!! :cry:

Regards
Sandra

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:25 pm
by Steven
Hi Sandra,

Many of us here have had great results following the physical therapy program in Dean's book, Rebuild Your Back. It's a pretty straightforward conditioning program that is surprisingly easy to do. Even the advanced exercises are not exactly strenuous.

It worked wonders for me and I've recommended it to several friends who also had good results with it. My symptoms were different than yours, but that doesn't make much difference. If the problem is in your lower back or hips, I'm fairly certain that Dean's book will correct it.

Read the many posts in this forum and you'll get some idea of what the program can do for you.

Keep us posted,
Steven