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Experiences with PRP for SIJ pain

cati0004ccati0004 Posts: 1
edited 09/20/2015 - 10:57 PM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
Hi all,

I am looking to hear from those who have had PRP injections to their SI joints about experiences following. I am 2.5 post my first injection and at first had a week and a half INCREASE in pain, and now the pain is much the same as before the injection. My specialist did say it would probably take 2 or 3 injections about a month apart, but I didn't expect to have no improvement in my pain in the interim.

What have been your experiences? I have heard of it taking at least a month for pain to start to reduce, has that happened to anyone?

Thanks SO MUCH for any thoughts


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,699
    edited 09/20/2015 - 11:05 PM
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  • I had the injections about 6 months ago in L5-S1 with no help. They were very hesitant to give them in my SI joint because there is little data showing positive results. Not trying to discourage you from getting them in the future but they actually hit an unrelated nerve while doing them and my left leg was useless for about a week following the procedure. Afterwards the Doc told me that was one of the reasons he was hesitant about doing them. That area is FULL of all of the nerves going to your legs and digestive tract. Be careful.
    Adam pollock
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  • CDubCCDub ColoradoPosts: 6
    I see that this post was written a while ago so you may not see this. I have a severe disc bulge in my L5-S1 and all my pain points to to the S1 nerves. I just had 3 PRP injections last week. The doc put one on the left side and two on the right side (I had pain radiating down the back of my right leg to the Achilles, ankle and pinkie toe). The first day was terrible and was actually worse than ever before but since then I've experienced about 20% relief. I'm scheduled for another set of injections in about 10 days. I'm really hoping to see a larger increase in relief. 

    I'm really curious to hear how things ended up with you and hope that you are doing well. 
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