I suffer from flares of inflammation in my SI joints. I awaken very stiff in the lower back. During an acute flare, the pain radiates into my buttocks and down the back of the thighs. It takes me 45 minutes of so in the AM to gain mobility in my back. I cannot tolerate sitting due to the pain in the SI joints. It I remain still for any length of time, my back stiffens up again. During acute flares I cannot even stand because of the pain. I have to use a cane or walker during acute flares to help alleviate the pain when I walk.
I normally can tolerate laying down flat and it usually is one of the few ways I can get comfortable. However, during acute flares, every movement in bed is painful. I get my most relief from having steroid injections in the SI joints. Mine are done at an outpatient fluoroscopy suite attached to outpatient surgery at the hospital. I take Simponi which has really helped reduce the number of flares I have.
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