sacro iliac joint

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  • #34760
    Claire
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    Hi All

    I have been experiencing severe pain when walking, sitting or lying for too long and I went to see my GP today. He has told me that my sacro iliac joint is depressed inwards and appears different from the one on the other side. I had an X-ray today and for the time being I am using topical and tablet medication to control pain.
    Has anyone else had this? Does anyone else know what kinds of treatment they offer?

    Claire

    #34761
    mozy
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    Hi,I get pain from my left sacro iliac joint ,mine goes in abit,and now through the physo rotating my left hip,it has loosened the muscells ,couldnt excerise at the time of ingery due to pain, plus other problems in that area,I havent got any answers to qive you reguarding what treatment to try, I now try and excersise,use a volerol gel to rub on the painful areas,
    but now have to wear a sacro iliac belt for support when out and a bout.
    good luck,let me know how you get on.Mozy

    #34762
    Daisy
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    I have had sacro iliac joint pain in both joints for many years now. I also have chronic sciatica. Walking, sitting, standing, twisting are painful. I’m on moderate pain killers which numb the pain a bit and I have had cortisone injections which did’nt help. Next stop is the psychologist to help me deal with my chronic pain. Got to keep active but pace yourself, exercise like swimming is good because you are one tenth of your weight in water so you are not putting stress on your joints. Our local hotel pool also has a jacuzzi which is just heaven to sit in and good pain relief for a little while. Also i find my TENS machine helps. Let us know how you are doing.

    #34763
    Liz Reilly
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    My SIJ came “out” regularly, following an injury, with resultant tight muscles, sciatica etc. I had chiropractic and physio regularly for several years to try to stabilise it but they never lasted. Then I discovered prolotherapy – an injection therapy that aims to strengthen the ligaments which keep the joints in place. It made a huge difference to my life – although I still have some issues my pelvis is now stable – unfortunately only available on NHS in certain counties. Happy to tell you more if interested.

    #34764
    Di
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    Both my SI Joints went a few months ago. I’d never had any problems before. They caused the pudendal nerve to become trapped and I simply couldn’t sit down. I didn’t have sciatica from them. About 7 weeks ago I started seeing an osteopath and the results have been amazing. I can now sit in an armchair and can drive again. I just can’t sit on anything hard. I wouldn’t say every osteopath could do it; this one does all sorts of treatments including myofascial release, muscle treatment, cranio sacral in fact a combination of therapies where they seem relevant but doesn’t “crunch bones”. He’s my miracle worker. For the first time in 9 years I’ve been able to extend the time between doses of painkiller to the actual recommended time period. Next step is to start reducing it.

    #34765
    mozy
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    Hi Liz,
    I was interested to read about you having prolotherapy injection,Iam thinking of finding out where they do them.
    my back specialist years ago gave me injections for ilio ligament strain ,the first worked for me to do excerises the other three didnt,so it worth me finding out about prolotherapy,as my sacro iliac isnt stable having to use a belt for support.take care.Mozy

    #34766
    Claire
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    Hi All
    thanks for all your replies. Liz I would be interested to hear more
    Thanks

    Claire

    #34767
    Liz Reilly
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    Hi Claire and others,
    Prolotherapy can help with pelvic misalignments, but I do suggest you go down the chiropractic/osteopath route first – sometimes a bit of manipulation is all that’s needed. I had 30 – yes 30 – chiro sessions and a good few physio ones as well before I realised things were never going to stabilise this way. I then read everything I could about SIJs on the web and discovered Prolotherapy. Will start a separate thread about it.

    #34768
    picton
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    In addition to other pain issues, I have had pain from sacro iliac joint for well in excess of 20 years probably as a result of the leg shortening effect of congenital dislocation of the hip, and ensuing osteoarthritis but I have had very significant relief from Chiropractic manipulation for all of this time, (although often not as long lasting as I would like) unfortunately it just doesn’t seem to help any more, and is a big part of my decision just this week to have to move on from less potent meds (eg. codeine then tramadol) to controlled opiates (Oxcontin/Tapentadol).

    No experience of Prolotherapy for this problem, but I DO have experience of it in the sacral area, and as a result am in no rush to repeat the experience, as that was near catastrophic, it certainly had the expected stiffening effect in the required area, but all that happened was the joints either side then became hyper-mobile to make up for the reduced movement, and as such I was partially wheelchair bound for 18 months, and remain with significantly reduced mobility, and a lot more pain, and resultant weight gain from the immobility! (not to mention the effect of all of the extra opiates on my pituitary). Be very wary!

    #34769
    kitty
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    I have terrible SI joint degeneration, not helped by multiple lumbar fusions, unfortunately. I have had a series of injections into the joint and some denervations, which definitely did help. The effects lasted up to a year for the denervation, but sadly,, not so long after the first few years. I’d definitely recommend trying them, though..

    #34770
    rdennis
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    I don’t have the experience of these kind of disease but love to about it. This discussion gave me lots of information. Thanks to all.

    Dennis

    #34771
    sarahwithstars
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    Di, your post was really interesting. Why are the best physicians the ones that practice ‘nothing in particular’ but are trained in everything!!!? Problem is, as you say, that they are so few and far between.

    I have been researching craniosacral therapy; but the only evidence available on medical databank is for infant soft skull manipulation.

    Its a shame you cant just google (other search engines are available) “back guy, performs all available therapies, but only as ‘mish mash’ therapy”

    #34772
    Di
    Participant

    I’m afraid everyone seems to specialise these days. While it’s good to be an expert in your field I really do think there should be more integrated treatment. At our local hospital, gynaecologists work closely with urology so why not have spinal specialists working with physiotherpaists, osteopaths, pain consultants and using treatments from all of them. Instead one looks at you, decides it’s not his field and passes you on elsewhere with the obvious waiting times until you feel you are getting nowhere. So many alternative therapies are proven to help with chronic pain conditions, Alexander technique, reflexology, hypnotherapy etc. Why on earth not put them together. The treatment for Maigne syndrome and the main research in France is done by a professor who is not only a surgeon but is also a chiropractor. I bless the day I found this osteopath. I haven’t needed to see him for 6 months but my husband is going to him now.

    #47652
    Claire
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    Hi I have just joined the forum today. Sorry to hear that you are in pain with your sacral joint. That is what I have so I am interested in what other people are doing to help themselves. I hope I can help too, as I have others too. Thanks, Claire

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