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When you say you have muscle wasting at SI joint, I am wondering, is it in your hip or back?? I also have SI joint problems, but my pain is more in my hip near my tailbone.....

My experience was that I had a tumor at L5 S1, (benign)...it still is not clear whether the tumor created nerve damage that caused some muscle wasting in my right hip or did I have two things going on at the same time...such as tumor and SI joint problem which caused me to have right hip muscle weakness.....

I recall that approximately 9 months before the tumor was diagnosed, I had a trigger point injection at the exact site of pain, beside my tailbone....I recall there was an indentation that occurred. I assumed the trigger point injection did this, and was in fact told that it had the next time I requested another one.

Did you have a trigger point injection?

As of now, the indentation is gone. I still have a lot of pain at times in the SI as a result of sitting or too much walking or standing. I am seeing a chiro for this, who has been helping way more than any other dr to date. In addition, I began taking Daypro, which has also helped a lot.

As for a med that helps with this kind of pain, I can say that ambien, a sleep aid is the only thing that allows me any comfort and relief so that I can sleep. My physiatrist says he has no idea why it helps..duh! it relaxes the muscles obviously....

Something that has helped me gain some strength and muscle tone back was contracting my hip muscle as in isometric exercises....no one told me to do this, I started doing it on my own, and I can tell the right hip is already getting stronger....therefore, it will stabilize the SI joint.....I can see some good changes with the chiro treatment, and the Daypro....good luck, hope you get some answers.... I have had to deduce many of the answers for myself as my treatment has progressed...