SI joint replacement

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Judy2
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   Posted 1/28/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else ever wish this existed? Today is one of those days for me.
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Red_34
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   Posted 1/28/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha! Boy do I ever! If you ever find someplace that does them, let me know...maybe we can get a two for one special.
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Judy2
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   Posted 1/28/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, I sorted laundry on the floor this morning, and it was really sore when I stood up. So for the rest of today I've been babying it.
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couchtater
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   Posted 1/28/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure what SI joint is, but my back is in need of a joint replacement. My L5-S1 is gone.
I'm hurting a lot today in a new place on my back (upper part- about bra line). It actually hurts to touch it. :(
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Judy2
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   Posted 1/29/2011 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
The SI is the sacro-iliac joint where the hip bones join in the back. It's down low and there's one on each side.

I'm not sure whether I'm becoming a bionic woman or a car that's been put back together from spare parts after being totaled, lol.
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couchtater
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   Posted 1/29/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, okay.
I know what you mean, some days I feel like I've been in a car wreck. If things keep progressing they're going to start replacing parts on me, too. :))
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   Posted 1/29/2011 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
When my SI acts up, just the act of walking is painful not to mention trying to sit down. I found that by using a donut to sit on helps take the pressure off the SI. Do you have one?
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Judy2
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   Posted 1/29/2011 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
No, I've never used a donut for that. When mine acts up, no position is uncomfortable for me - until I've been in it for 5-10 minutes, then I have to change. If I'm sitting in a chair, I stand or bend forward and grab my toes. I also do a lot of stretching.

Mine must have been feeling the little Alberta clipper that came through yesterday, because today it's better.
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   Posted 1/31/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
It has been reported by some that suffer with AS, that when the SI joints fuse, the pain also goes. In the past, some doctors performed a procedure to cement that SI joint together to artificially fuse it.

My left SI joint has been the one in the past to cause me the most pain from the inflammatory flares. The last time I got my SI joints injected with steroids, the physician had a terrible time getting into the left SI joint. He said that there is so much boney growth the space has become greatly reduced.

I wasn't surprised by his comment because the pain in the left SI has greatly reduced over the last 7 years.
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   Posted 2/1/2011 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried the steroid injections into my SI joint but unfortunately, it didn't even touch the pain; just made for a horrible pain filled night after the injection. It's nice to know that there IS a remedy for this! My left SI joint is the worse too but I guess I can sadly say, I don't have any fusing? :)
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Judy2
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Fortunately, mine doesn't act up too often, but when it does it's like a toothache in my back.
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Osteoarthritis
Grave's disease successfully treated with radioactive iodine and now on Levothyroxine.

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