I suffer from sacroiliities (inflammation of SI joints) as well as inflammation of the piriformis muscle (causing sciatica like pain) and have been told my spine is curiving now too. For the past few months, the pain got so bad that I decided to try physio. It seems I go week after week, they use the prescription topical cream with ultrasound, laser light and/or tens machine. Personally I think that the cream helps but the other two are garbage. They also assign me exercises to do at home...both stretching and some strength ones to build up muscles.
My insurance has now run out and I don't feel like I've made much progress. Maybe my sitting tolerance has been a bit better, but how long does it take to see improvement? I do the exercises daily (but only 1x/day, not 2 times)...and they take about 30-40 min to do (which is tough as by the time I put my kids to bed, etc, and exercise, it only leaves me about 20 min before bed to unwind).
Am I just being impatient? This week I'v been assigned new exercises with an exercise ball (which I must buy first).
Any hope that I'll be in less pain and actually be able to exercise again (power walking, eliptical, exercise bike)?
Any postiive feedback is much appreciated.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.