Re: sacroiliac/hip pain after lumbar fusion
Thanks for the recommendations. Pain management Dr wanted to inplant a spinal cord stimulator after 3 lumbar injections didnt work. He never brought up SI joint issue. I've been complaining to everyone...family Dr, spine surgeon, two different physical therapist, a neurologist (i'm sure i'm missing a few) since the spine surgery about the stabbing pain, groin pain, weakness in legs, not being able to sit or stand long. I also brought up that my legs were now different legnths post surgery. After deciding not to go with the Spinal Cord Stimulator inplant right now. Out of frustration i did a search on the internet for Lumbar Fusion groin pain. Up came SI joint problems. Thinking I found the answer to the continued debilitating pain I practicly ran to the spine Dr and told him what i found. He just about laughed at me saying "dont beleive what you read on the internet. SI joint is a fused joint and would not cause pain" again he said learn to live with the pain. sigh Again out of frustration,determination and desperation I went to see a Chiropractor. Guess what he said? Yup the SI joint has been out of alignment for some time (almost 3 years!) I'm now trying to work with Workmans Comp to find a Dr who will treat the whole picture. VERY difficult!