Patient Comments: Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction - Experience

Please describe your experience with sacroiliac joint dysfunction (si joint pain).

Comment from: Leesa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 14

Get your atlas muscle adjusted for sacroiliac joint dysfunction (si joint pain)! Find an atlas orthogonal chiropractor in your area. Make sure he/she has the equipment to adjust your atlas. This has helped me 150 percent. Nothing else needed.

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Comment from: Dee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I have been dealing with the pain of this debilitating sacroiliac joint dysfunction for a year and over the last year have found nothing helps better than light and modified yoga, walking on straight ground and swimming regularly. I take strong pain medicines every day that barely help with the pain. I cannot work now because I tend to have flair ups when I bend too much, and then end up in bed for two weeks. It hurts to drive and sit up for extended periods of time but with modification of activities the pain is bearable. I have heard that chiropractors help but was in a lot of pain after my visits, the same with physiotherapy. I hope this helps, thank you to all who post here, you remind me I am not alone in my pain.

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Comment from: Mj, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

I was in a car accident three years ago, I was sitting on the passenger side. Since then it's been an awful trip. In pain all the time, at first we thought it was my lower back. I went for physiotherapy (PT) for 6 months and came home in tears. I have seen 4 different doctors who just said it's all in my head. Finally I went to the pain clinic after 1 year of shots and more PT. The doctor said he can't help any more. It's time to look into sacroiliac joint fusion (that surgery). I have been doing a lot of research on this and it sounds good. The pain goes down both legs and in my buttocks both of them. I have been given a belt to wear, TENS unit, and lots of pain pills. But I still think ice and rest is the best. The accident only lasted 3 seconds, and my life has been terrible ever since.

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Comment from: mtndew, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 17

I am a nurse. I lifted a child and injured my back 9 months back. Five injections and months of physiotherapy later I had laminectomy in L4 L5. One year later I have bilateral bursitis and sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction. I can't bend, walk, sit, stand, or sleep. I am on NSAIDs, tramadol, and Flexeril. I feel like a polar bear sitting on ice. I had another injection in my lower back and I wear SI belt by Serola, trying to hold joint tight.

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Comment from: Misfin2, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 07

I started having back pain when I had my fourth and final child. In the past 11 years I have been on every type of medicine imaginable, seen a chiropractor, had fluoroscopic injections and have been to physical therapy. I am currently taking tramadol 50 mg and it usually helps about 3 weeks of a month but I always have one week of such intense pain I can hardly function. They tell me I have hyper-mobility, meaning my sacroiliac joint rotates to the front and to the back. I go to physical therapy once a week and they put me back in place and hook me up to an electric stimulus machine to help relax my back muscles. They also prescribed a pelvic belt which I went and got fitted for and gave it a trial run. That thing did nothing more than annoy me and make me hurt worse. My next venture is to inquire about iFuse to stabilize the joints. If you have been in pain as long as I have it really gets frustrating especially when everything only gives you pain relief for a very brief time.

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Comment from: jasper, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 21

I have pain in the lower back like a band across the back. I have pain just above the waistline, feels inflamed. I also have pain down the thigh and into the groin, I think it may be pain from the sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

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