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SearchRescueGuy
09-17-2011, 07:17 PM
I think my pain is coming from the sacroiliac joint. I recently viewed my xrays and saw a difference in the right and left side. I'm seeing a 10mm gap between the joint compaired to the other. What are your thoughts?

jrnyc
09-17-2011, 08:26 PM
i get injections in the sacroiliac joints every 3 months or so...it is the only thing that has
ever helped my lower back pain...nothing else helped...not epidurals, not facet block, not
nerve ablation, etc etc..
maybe you could ask your doctor about it...
i get the shots from pain management/surgeon...

hope you feel better
jess

SearchRescueGuy
09-17-2011, 08:41 PM
Hey Jess,

Do you have any xrays of your damaged joint, so I can see for comparison.

Thanks

jrnyc
09-18-2011, 07:28 PM
sorry, i didn't get back to you sooner...dealing with doggie emergency..
no, sorry i have no Xrays...
my Xrays aren't on discs, just my MRi is on disc..

i do not know that my SI joints are "damaged"
i have degenerative disc disease...i think that is contributing to the pain....
also listhesis, hypokyphosis, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, & a few others i've
forgotten....
the SI joint injections were kinda a whim...nothing else worked...
the doctor pressed on the SI joints, asked if it hurt, i said yes
so we tried it...doctor didn't think it would work, because the joints are a ways
away from my curves....
but the relief is a blessing....
i was ready to give up and opt for surgery....although there is NO guarantee
that surgery will get rid of the pain....
if there was, i would have been in the OR a long time ago!!

have you tried injections?
have you discussed injecting the joints with your doctor?
do you have a pain management doc?

jess

LindaRacine
09-18-2011, 09:35 PM
You need to figure out if there's a leg length discrepancy (there are special x-rays), or if you're holding your pelvis high on one side in response to a soft tissue injury. I wouldn't wear a shoe lift until that's figured out. The SIJ difference that you noted is really common.

jrnyc
09-19-2011, 05:40 AM
hi search
i just read your previous posts....
i did not see anything about how big your curves are...or if you
have other problems with your spine....besides the pelvic tilt/leg length stuff you mentioned...
when you say no one would know you have scoli by looking at you...
well, i think that is true of many scoli people....
no one knew i had scoli for years, when my curves were in the 30's and 40's...
even now, with T42, L61, on a "good" day, most people can't tell....
and i think my posture gets worse with my disc problems as much as with the curves...

i sent you a private message...

jess

LindaRacine
09-19-2011, 04:18 PM
hi search
i just read your previous posts....
i did not see anything about how big your curves are...or if you
have other problems with your spine....besides the pelvic tilt/leg length stuff you mentioned...
when you say no one would know you have scoli by looking at you...
well, i think that is true of many scoli people....
no one knew i had scoli for years, when my curves were in the 30's and 40's...
even now, with T42, L61, on a "good" day, most people can't tell....
and i think my posture gets worse with my disc problems as much as with the curves...

i sent you a private message...

jess

Jess... He doesn't have scoliosis. --Linda

jrnyc
09-19-2011, 10:59 PM
thanks, Linda...
i read his first post, and it says he is 26 and was diagnosed with scoliosis and a
pelvic tilt and leg length discrepancy...so i assumed the scoli diagnosis was correct....
i guess i mis read it....

thanks for the heads up...

jess

LindaRacine
09-19-2011, 11:10 PM
thanks, Linda...
i read his first post, and it says he is 26 and was diagnosed with scoliosis and a
pelvic tilt and leg length discrepancy...so i assumed the scoli diagnosis was correct....
i guess i mis read it....

thanks for the heads up...

jess

If the X-rays belong to the OP, I would say that the scoliosis diagnosis is incorrect, unless the curve is above the levels shown.

--Linda

jrnyc
09-19-2011, 11:20 PM
re reading search and rescue's first ever forum post, it seems that the
doctor based the scoli diagnosis only on the pelvic tilt....
i cannot understand why a doctor would do that...sounds ignorant....
i looked at the X ray again, and i saw a slight tilt, but no curve, as you pointed out....

jess

SearchRescueGuy
10-05-2011, 03:25 PM
After my recent MRI I have been told my pain is most likely due to 2 synovial cyst's on my spine. I'm going to stop investigating in to the SI joint issue until I get the injections the doc wants.