SIJ Dysfunction, can it "cause" Fibro?

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   Posted 3/14/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone! I am new here, and well to forums period. I am tryin to find some information and help with a problem. I guess I will tell you what is goin on and if this needs to be in another section.
First off, I am a 24 y/o female. I work with mentally handicapped young adults, as well as a few older adults. I was assisting with a transfer of a patient from a shower gurney to a bed and my bottom half of my body was to far away from the top of my body when we lifted her. I felt a pop/spring sensation, thought I could walk it off, I was wrong. I havent been to the  doc for 5 years, dont like them, excluding when a food poison incident where I thought i was dying. Anyway, went to ER said I sprug my back. Next week went another doc, had MRI and nerve conduction test (ouch, never again!!) and was told had a buldging disc, so 6 months later in PT my back felt great. I kept tellin my doc my hip hurt and i felt pressure near my tailbone...he ignored me. So my workers comp case manager called and had me referred to a neuro surgeon, who said i was not a canidate for sugery ( i already knew that) and referred me to Pain Managment,they did some trigger point release injections, wich i didnt feel any relief from. Also they were told by the neuro that i am deathly afriad of needles and they were only spose to talk to me the first visit. I starting bawling when i seen the needles! They did the one hip and wanteed to do the other and 3 in my spine, but i refused. They sent me for Myofacial Release Therapy with Pain first visit the guy said based on his physical tests that he could work on me for 3 years and it wouldnt help. He also said the last 6 months of PT was a waste and he recommended steroid injections ( im scared of needles, one reason i havent had kids, just incase they would have to do an epidural) Now im confused, and in pain. I also am realizing that my skin hurts, feels as if i am all bruised up to the touch. My menstrual cycle wont stop and Im having severe migraines. I was looking over fibromyalgia and didnt know if i could have this along with SIJD. Do you all know of anything I can do before the shots? I havent been on any anti inflammitories, pain meds, or had a CT or blood work done to check for other possibilities. If they do the injection I need to be knocked out all the way, not just a lil. I start shaking and crying uncontrolable when they talk about it at the doctor, it is embarassing but i cant help it.
Please help!! You can mail me at  also.
Thanks Alot...Shari Kay
Shari, you can put your email address in your profile.  We don't want memebers putting it in their posts because anyone throughout the world can get it.  Only HealingWell members can see it in your profile.

Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 3/15/2009 9:20:40 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/14/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the chronic pain forum of Healing Well. I am so glad you posted with us.

First of all, you injured your back, but I'm not quite sure of exactly where in your back you hurt yourself. You do mention the sacroiliac area, but there could be discs involved in the spine as well. It also sounds like worker's comp is handling your case so you are kind of at their mercy and going to their doctors for treatment.

Whomever they sent you to for the myofacial release therapy did not sound very encouraging. Sounds like a lot of negative thinking on their part. And as far as the injections, don't feel bad about being scared. I am a retired RN and I have seen plenty of people scared of needles, even in my own family. It is very common and remember, you can always refuse if you are not confident of your doctor or therapist. You have to try to go to all the appointments that the WC sends you on, but you don't have to agree to any invasive procedure if you are frightened of it.

As for the irregular menstrual cycle and migraines, that can be attributed to stress or what is going on in your back.

I suggest to you to run the gambut of all the doctors and treatments (within reason) and perhaps somewhere down the line they may suggest a TENS unit for you to help with the pain.

Now to answer the question posed in your thread, can the SI Joint problem be causing fibromyalgia? Well they still don't know for sure how or why a person gets fibro, but it has been suggested that a physical injury can precipitate it, so I would say it's feasable.  Do you have any other symptoms of fibromyalgia?  It is interesting that you would bring this question up.

I have a few more suggestions for you. When you post, break it up into paragraphs. It's easier to read. And secondly, you might want to try to post in the chronic pain forum as well. Here or there, it doesn't matter. You are welcomed in both places. I only recommend chronic pain forum because the content of your post sounds like it belongs there. Your decision though.

I hope some of this has helped you somewhat. Please feel free to contact me at any time either here on this thread or via my email , which you will get if you click on the envelope to the left of this post. There are six boxes there and email is the first one.

God bless and gentle hugs hon.


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Post Edited (Lindaloo) : 3/15/2009 12:39:50 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Shari: I am so sorry you are going hrough all this at such an early age. My heart goes out to you. I have had Fibro for probably 15 -20 years but only reached the "can't function anymore"stage when I was struck by a large truck, as a pedestrian, in 2002. Simultaneously, I was having endrometriosis, which sounds like the bleeding disorder you have. It could be related or just concurrent.

Anyway, you do not have to accept injections, particularlt spinal injections, these can be routine, but also carry some risk. I think you might need a lawyer? I went through a terrible time when I was injured and unable to work. I wish you all the best.

The stress was worse than the pain, if you can imagin that.

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   Posted 12/5/2015 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thread is very old but I reply to it as I got something similar ...

- Must provide more details about the SIJD symptoms.
- SIJD investigation and diagnostic requires and bio-mechanics knowledge .
- Yes - SIJD can cause progressive fibromyalgia

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   Posted 12/6/2015 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I have SI joint dysfunction along with fibro. Both issues occurred during the same time when I was pregnant. Maybe the SIJD did cause the fibro.

I opted out for the injections. Sometimes the chiropractor helps. I use a heating pad, medications, compression wear and SI joint belt.
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