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Old 01-02-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Since I do not know anyone who suffers from lower back / hip pain, I decided to come here to seek some input and sort of vent at the same time.

I have had lower back pain for nearly 8 years now. It used to come and go a couple of times a year. However, ever since my pregnancy in 2010/2011 I feel that it has gotten much worse and it is affecting my life. The pain also affects my right hip (I'd say the center of my right buttcheek and goes outward, at times the front of my right leg hurts too) have had instances where I am paralyzed mid air (especially when bending over). Sometimes I can't lift my right leg because the pain is unbearable. I work a desk job and the pain is much worse when sitting. Getting up is a struggle and takes all of my energy.

I finally ended up asking my PCP to take a look at it and he said "muscle strain" and sent a referral to a physical therapist. The latter was wonderful and the pain was gone for 2 weeks but came back much worse this time around. So I've been in pain everyday since before Thanksgiving.

I called an orthopedist and set up an appointment for January 20th. I must say I cannot wait to see what she says or what she will do. I've never had any type of imagining services done (X-ray, MRI etc) and I am hoping she will order it. It doesn't feel like a muscle strain to me but almost like a disc issue or maybe a stress fracture that didn't heel properly. (obviously those are just guesses)

I was never in any type of accident with exception of falling off a wall during an obstacle course in the Army and that is around the time the pain started. I should have had it looked at before, I know....

Anyone on here can relate to this type of pain and what was the outcome? I am miserable.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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Look up SI Joint dysfunction. All it takes is one fall to cause the first sprain and weaken the joint.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:15 PM
 
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I have something similar, and was just diagnosed with chronic gluteal tendinosis. Mine's from the middle upper right buttock to the right outer hip, down the IT band. Sitting too long hurts. Getting up from sitting is very painful. Lying on that side in bed is extremely uncomfortable. I can't lift the leg, but I don't know how much of that is due to the severe osteoarthritis I have in that hip. To add to the fun, I have a damaged disc, which causes pain down the front of my leg, makes my quadricep spasm, and causes pain in the front calf muscle on the outside of my shin. Feels like I've been kneeling on something like a sharp pebble or a stick.

According to my doctor, this is one thing that can happen when people have disturbances in their gait. I obviously do, due to the osteoarthritis of hip and knee. My gait is interesting.

Next month, I am actually having a procedure to hopefully end the pain. I'll try to remember to update you on it. It's minor outpatient surgery.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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Look up SI Joint dysfunction. All it takes is one fall to cause the first sprain and weaken the joint.
This is true, but the nerve involved in SI joint dysfunction causes pain down the back of the leg, not the front. My SIJ is borked because I have hypermobility, and so it's just received a lovely painkilling injection. The front side of my leg still hurts, because that pain comes from a different source.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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This is true, but the nerve involved in SI joint dysfunction causes pain down the back of the leg, not the front. My SIJ is borked because I have hypermobility, and so it's just received a lovely painkilling injection. The front side of my leg still hurts, because that pain comes from a different source.
Not true. If anything, SI pain radiates down the outside of the leg and into the pinky toe area of the foot. It also can cause pain in the groin and the front of the thigh.

20% of lower "back" pain isn't caused by the lower back at all, but rather the SI joint. SI joint dysfunction is often overlooked.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I think my Physical Therapist mentioned something about the SI joint actually. I just looked it up and psoriasis can affect it also. I happen to have it, though very mild and currently I do not have a flare up... But it is starting to make sense now. I just hope this is resolved because it is making me depressed and feeling useless since I can't do much due to the pain.
I am 30 but feel 100 years old...
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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I think my Physical Therapist mentioned something about the SI joint actually. I just looked it up and psoriasis can affect it also. I happen to have it, though very mild and currently I do not have a flare up... But it is starting to make sense now. I just hope this is resolved because it is making me depressed and feeling useless since I can't do much due to the pain.
I am 30 but feel 100 years old...
Check this video - it might clarify.
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