My lower back/sacroileac pain started out as a nagging annoyance. I tried ignoring it for a long, long time. It got so bad that I was unable to sit down. I watched tv standing up, ate standing up, you get the picture. I finally had cortisone injected into my SI joint which worked great. I really had no idea how bad the pain had been until that injection took the pain away.
My lower back is stiff for about
30-45 minutes in the morning after I get out of bed. Then if loosens up and I am good unless I sit down for more then 20-30 minuted. Then my back will stiffen up again. My other joints also loosen up with activity. At times, my pain is much greater during the night because I am not moving about
and everything stiffens up. Prior to going on Remicade, my husband would have to physically move me to the edge of the bed to get me out of it.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?