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Confusedmom
01-29-2013, 11:45 PM
Hi all,

Question of the day. I have been more active lately, walking faster and longer, squatting more and sleeping on my side more. Occasionally--maybe once every day or two--I get these pinching pains in my butt/hip area. I guess along the top of each side of my rear would be the real place. They are kind of sharp, but go away quickly. Is this nerves waking up? Screws being tested? What? I will ask Dr. Lenke in March, but you know I am too impatient to wait that long for answers.

Thanks!
Evelyn

Marina63
01-30-2013, 06:44 AM
Hi Evelyn!

I am about 18 months post op and have had sharp, shooting, burning pains on my low left side right above the buttocks. It just started about a month ago. I've been very active for about a year now. I did see my surgeon last week due to various, burning, stabbing and tight sensations all over my back, in the fused as well as unfused parts and x-rays showed everything to be just fine. My surgeon chalked it up to continuing muscle and nerve healing.

He suggested massage therapy which I do twice a month for about a year now. I've got a fantastic massage therapist here in Atlanta.

Let us know what your surgeon says. In the meantime, I wouldn't worry about it.

tae_tap
01-30-2013, 11:04 AM
I too have discomfort in the hip/pelvic area. My doctor feels it is normal and said that it could take time for the kink to leave. He suggested swimming to help.

Tamena

gardenia
01-30-2013, 11:49 AM
He must have nurses and/or nurse practitioner like I have Bernie with Dr Bridwell.

My hips hurt when touched. My entire butt hurts when touched. My daughter applying lotion on the first week noticed that my butt cheeks were like stiff glued together. I could not see but she called her sister to look, hey sis, they don't move.

I let them have the fun what the heck. It was not affecting me but only when I am sitting too long.

I look at myself and I see wider shoulders than hip area. Is this normal? I am fused T11 to sacrum. With an uneven number of screws, 3 on the right could not be attached due to lack of space ... whatever that means in terms of consequenses.

I am feeling better each day. I hate all the restrictions my husband put on me !!! no driving, no shopping...

tae_tap
01-30-2013, 12:28 PM
Gardenia,

I think it is sweet that he has put you on restrictions and is willing to take care of you. : -) But, I do understand the need to return to a normal life. I was itching to get back to work and see my own patients. I am glad you are doing better.

Tamena

HannahCP
01-30-2013, 07:35 PM
Hi all,

Question of the day. I have been more active lately, walking faster and longer, squatting more and sleeping on my side more. Occasionally--maybe once every day or two--I get these pinching pains in my butt/hip area. I guess along the top of each side of my rear would be the real place. They are kind of sharp, but go away quickly. Is this nerves waking up? Screws being tested? What? I will ask Dr. Lenke in March, but you know I am too impatient to wait that long for answers.

Thanks!
Evelyn

I am not sure the exact location of your pain, but it sounds a lot like my SI joint pain that I get (but mine comes with sitting upright for too long, arching my back, and bending forward (when the dr. tells me to).) I would call Angie, Dr. Lenke's nurse, and just mention it to see what she thinks...I even called for a probably stupid reason today...I have noticed (4 months post-op)that I can see some of the screws under my skin and feel them and just wanted to see if there is ANYTHING that I can do to start working on my muscles in my back (to try and "hide" the screws) or if it's too soon. The nurses are here to help us with even the most silly questions! :)

When is your March appointment? I have my 6 month post-op appointment on March 14th at 9:45 am.

Hannah

naptown78
01-30-2013, 07:54 PM
Hey Evelyn,

That's funny, I just got on to look up hip pain and saw your post. Today I started to have pain in my right hip , but in the front, about 2 inches below my hip bone. More of a burning , aching pain. Not enough to put me down but enough for me to say Hey, what's up?

I've been taking Aleve and Ibuprofen which helps somewhat but not completely. I thought maybe it was my pelvic screw acting up.

The weather here has been crazy so maybe I can forecast the weather with my joints now !

The pain you describe sounds familiar. It may be healing pain. As you increase your activity and as your muscles and joints get used to it, they might send out new pain signals. You will continue to feel better as time goes on. I can't believe your surgery was almost a year ago!