My fiancée was hurt at work mid February. He fell down a flight of stairs and hit his lower back on the edge of the bottom stair. Hes had MRI s and ex-rays done but everything shows up fine. He has pain from his lower back that shoots down his leg and into his toes. Things pop and grind that aren't suppose to. We just returned home from seeing a Neurologist that the insurance company sent him to and as we already knew, he told us the spine is fine. He wouldn't give us any direction on what type of Dr. to see or what to do. My fiancée had Steroid injections in March and it felt better for almost 2 months but now were back in the same boat we were to begin with. We think that it could be the Si joint thats causing the severe pain but we don't know where to go or what to do, and we can't seem to get any guidance. Any answers or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I just had a si injection today. The doctor who performed my last two back surgeries kept telling me that everything looked fine. He referred my to pain management as I have serious spine issues. After describing this pain the my PM doctor he said that these new symptoms sounded like SI dysfunction. I had my first shot on the right three weeks ago and the left done this morning. I must say it has helped some. From what I've read online, it is a little difficult to diagnose since alot of the symptoms mimic spine issues. Mine started about two months after a triple lumbar fusion. Perhaps your primary care physician could help you with either some additional information or a referral to a PM doctor. Sure hope you find what works.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.
We're in the process of updating our system during which our trackers and health tools will not be available. We are doing our best to finish this update quickly. They should become available by 6:00 p.m. PST