OMG!! Leg pain

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   Posted 10/31/2011 3:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I was awakened at 3:00 by terrible pain in my left leg. I have sacroiliac joint dysfunction, kind of like sciatica. I turned on my trusty heating pad and puffed up a pillow and tried to go back to sleep-reallybusy day.
The pain is about a 9. It is pulsing nerve pain in the very center of the leg going to from waist to knee.Heat does not touch it and I don't see my pain doc til wed. I don't guess I'm posting for any reason but to gripe. When I stood up my leg almost gave type of pain for me, almost more bone/nerve pain than theusual sciatica shocks.
I guess I will add it to the laundry list of pains for doc-thank God I see him this week. Hope YOU have great Mondays.Take care

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   Posted 10/31/2011 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe try a combination of Ice packs then the moist heat to see if that will help...
You can try,. Sure hope you get a low pain level soon...many well wishes
Thinking of you and remember to keep us posted after your doctor visit on Wednesday.
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   Posted 10/31/2011 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Like Chartreux, I encourage you to try ice.

I had SI problems for years after a car accident, had injections, tons of PT for it, etc.. Eventually, the SI healed with minimal problems now. But I found ICE to do a lot for me. It used to feel like a burning spear in my SI, pretty much constantly. Lying down with ice was the only thing that helped (in terms of home-care).

I also got a lot of relief from an injection, done floroscopically and bit by bit, PT that helped straighten the joint out. I know many have also used prolotherapy for SI problems. It is supposed to add more connective tissue, to help stabilize the joint.
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   Posted 10/31/2011 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to you seems to be the consensus. I had series of injections about a year ago...guess I'm due for the next three. It really did help my SI pain. It has moved to the groin area, never happened before, but know it can.

Thanks for the support, down to a 6 which is almost normal for me. I don't know if I'm brave ehuf for PT yet.

Take care and thanks
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