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Join Date: Jul 2008
Re: Gracefulone .....Sacroiliac Joint Disorder...groin pain
i was reading some of these post about SIJD and i am really glad to see what i complain about all the time is really real, i was in an automobile accident almost 7 years ago and i have been having major right hip pain since then, the pain intencity has only increased resulting in me being placed on morphine and although that is not the direction i wanted to go, i had no choice. I was not diagnosised with this for over two years and by that time a lot of damage had been done that was irrepairable, along with piriformis syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction and si joint dysfunction i have a pretty messed up hip. my problem is, since this happen while i was in the air force the va is denying the injury, saying there is no medical proof, yet the person that diagnosised this is one of the most respected doctors in spokane and i have yet to meet a doctor that disputes this person or their diagnosis's she is that good.
[FONT="Arial Black"]Much of yer fustration I feel too. What to do? I don't know. Fight. I've been doing fo 11 years, and refused to give in, though I've spent last two years in forced exile of some sort because I couln't take the pain and the fight at same time.
If you are talking about proving it to the military, man, I seem to recall that at VA website links to help in dealing with these types of matters. Don't quote me, I was checking the site to see only because one near offers a new test that proves that the bowels aren't working correctly. It's called the SmartPill. Something that folks with spine issues and bladder and bowel issues should be glad to hear of, because if their experience is like mine, if after 9 years of complainning about it, lots of problems being treated to shows it, but still can't prove it, according to doctors, to Work Comp, because without evidence of something like Cauda,etc, there is no nerve test to prove that bowel/bladder not working do to spine injury. Yeah, the point is, it's fricking tuff out there when it comes to proving things to insurance companies, even the military. And to the think the reach of gov gonna be longer and broader.
As to the morph situation, most of the injured folk on meds feel the same way. And yet, there is a weird way about the world, speaking of US only, since that is all I know about, where lots of meds produced and sold, but an almost puritanical sentiment threaded thourghout that says it's bad to take meds, and that if ya do, ya must be because you "want" to. And to those who want to, or those who are committing fraud, yeah, they mess up things for the rest of us truly suffer and in need of help. Fight on.[/FONT]
it is very frustrating to not be able to sleep, have pain so severe i cannot walk, stand, sit or lay in any one position and at times forget intamacy, the pain is so severe nothing could happen if if i willed it with a handful of viagra and coupled with all this have to try to prove an injury is real and does affect me the way it does.
[FONT="Arial Black"]Once again, you not only speak of what I deal with daily/nightly, you speak of so many folks who suffer. As to the the allusion, yeah, what good is viagra I say when the pain, the electrical pain from sacrum/scrum joint(s) is so severe in groin are, even, yeah, anyway...what difference would viagra make? Fight on. Get your records together. Make sure the ortho you speak of will put in writing that she believe you and has some kind of proof, and submit to whomever it is to be submitted to in military. And keep on them. As many of us know, it is the career of insurance type folk to deny deny deny.
I do not know if the mri i had shows any thing, the x-rays ofcourse do not show anything and i have never had a pelvic sheer test, what i do know is my hip hurts 99.9 percent of the time and i get extremely frustrated, irratable, cranky, and of course depressed because of the limitations this has put on me.
What I know, even if MRI shows something, it doesn't mean it explains the pain entirely. That is how doctors/insurers see it. Well, some doctors see something and react beyond what should be. I speak of this out of experience. And as far as the sacrum joint, joints, I don't know what test proves it. I injured my hips/pelvic and ended up with the sacrum joint pain, pain that shoots beyond the sacrum, and have yet to prove a thing after two years. Oh, I have scar tissue on sacrum nerve from perivous spine surgeries, but, like I said, it is the nature of some to deny.[/FONT]
anyone have any good ideas, lately i have been having a sensation in the third and fourth toe of my right foot, this is new and usually happens when i am laying down trying to go to sleep, also when i try to get up the pain is unbearable especailly in the morning, if i get to sleep more than 3-4 hours a night, this to angers the wife[/QUOTE]
Yep, the "sensation" in your toes is known to me as well. And it began after the hip/pelvic (which injured the sacrum joint. Oh do search for pelvic/hip injury and sacrum pain. use it as more proof that what your claiming is not something unknown to the world out there.)
[FONT="Arial Black"]Like I said, I don't have answers...well, not many. I'm there struggling to find help, answers, and the like and keep hitting walls and closed doors. And pain spreads and grows worse. I hope more folks post their tales of sacrum/hip/pelvic pain/senations here with advice on what to do and how to prove for I was going to start a thread similar to yours regarding scarum joint pain caused by not only surgeries, but new symptoms from an injury two years ago to my hips and pelvic. I have stretch and stretch to try to stop the hip and pelvic pain. I don't know what else to do. I hear there is some kind of sacrum belt you can wear to stabblize the area. [/FONT]