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Lower back, anterior hip area



  •  I have basically the same as Dilauro and memerainbolt except my hip pain felt more like bone on bone when I would walk that's the reason they did a hip xray.

       I also had/have numbness and burning in the front of the thigh toward the outside not inside...

       also one of the things they look for is when your asked were does your back hurt. If you point right were the spine meet the hip it's also considered a positive sign. Like I said earlier dxing is mainly based on certain movements they have you perform and your pain response. 

       Some doctors also use si joint injections to determine problems. Its considered positive if you get any relief whether 5 minutes or 5 days...mine lasted about 2 hours.

      You may want to search for different stretches and si joint release techniques.  Those will also help with temporary relief. Alot of them are use to reset or in a sense pop the si joint back into alignment. Those have been very helpful to me as it help my hip and leg drop back down. I learned alot of these during 6 months of pt.

      My si problem is one of the reason I prefer ice to heat. I found ice was very good for all the groin and hip/butt pain it numbed it for a longer amount of time. I tend to bring a ice pack outside when I sit cause when si pain really get ramped up everything causes it to hurt..sitting too long..standing too long ..walking ..climbing stairs. 

     I know you l4_5 and me have spoke a couple times about the fact you may possibly having it. I hope they can find your cause of all your pain soon.



  • Thanks for all the explanations. I’m convinced my problem is my L1-L2 herniation and not an SI issue. 

    My pain is not where my spine meets the hip. I also feel better walking or standing (so long as it doesn’t involve bending over or squatting). More pain from sitting or laying in bed versus standing/walking. 

    I’ll be seeing a new neurosurgeon soon since my latest MRI shows a worsening of L1-L2. Previously it was just a disc bulge or annual tear. Now it’s progressed into a herniated disc. 

    I think it’s possible I still won’t be a candidate for surgery but I hope I am. 

    Three years of no progress with pain is a huge bummer.  :(

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  • Well, I had my appointment with another Dr. and she sent to to a new PT. They think it is my SI joint. Wearing a SI joint belt and some PT. My pain now seams to be in both but cheeks. pain and burning.. anyone else hurt there and how did your SI joint get healed? 

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,482


    Yes, I know exactly how you feel. I have SI joint dysfunction and when it flares up I want to scream. Thurs. I will get injections and if that does not work we will try a round of Prednisone or Medrol pack for inflammation. I've used those before and they last longer than the injections.

    One thing that does help some is ice packs.
    Take care and keep us posted.

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  •    I'm glad to see your on your way hopefully.  As memerainbolt said they have si injection but they also do RFA in the si area too which I've had 2x so far..I also did the injection but only had a few hours of relief some though do get long term.

      Pt should show you all the things I spoke about in a earlier post ..good luck and I hope you get some relief.

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