After 31/2 painful weeks, I got my MRI results back and I have a fracture in my Sacrum. It is causing nerve impingement on S1 nerve root.
The pain is bad.
My orthopedic Dr. prescribed nothing but pain med, rest, and I can only bear half weight on left leg using a walker for three weeks.
It is the kind of fracture that does not require surgery and should heal on its own
I luckily work from home but sit all day at a desk. It is hard- I hurt all day in back and left leg and am wore out by the end of the day.
Should I be sitting a certain way? Sleeping a certain way? I can’t help but to feel my weight is crushing my poor sacrum even more, but the Dr. did not seem to think I needed to do anything differently other than not putting all my weight on left leg when walking.
He did say to take calcium and vit. D,
I have osteoarthritis and Psoriatric arthritis and just had my second knee replacement in May. I hurt my back the last day of PT for my knee replacement.
I can’t win! Any advise or suggestions appreciated!