So much pain/depression

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It's been on and off since 2011. I'll pull my back out doing some mundane task like picking something up off the floor, and for 2-3 weeks I'll be in such excruciating pain. Can't walk unless I hold on to something and I can't straighten up, I'm constantly leaning to the left. I'm only 28 and have children that need my attention 😖 last MRI showed nothing. Said I had sacroillitus but it's more than just my hip, goes all the way down to my toes and they get cold and tingly. Right now I've been couch bound for about 3 days waiting to be scheduled for an MRI again (first one since 2012) I'm having extreme muscle spasms in my lower back that make my entire body seize up. Anyone have same symptoms and get a diagnosis?

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    If it's "sacroiliitis", then you have an inflammation of SI joints in your hip.  The problem could be that they are "locked" and not moving as they should.  I have had locked SIs many times over the years.  Get to a chiropractor and get those joints moving again.  Add ibuprofen to the chiro manipulation.  Also, rub on some Voltaren Gel which is a great topical anti-inflammatory.  See the attached image for the location of your SI joints.

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      See, I was thinking it was sacroillitus for awhile until the pain started radiating down my leg. My fingers and toes go cold, tingly, and numb and it's just plain unbearable to walk, sit, or stand. I'm bed bound until I get some anti inflams and muscle relaxers in me. Even on good days there's always a dull ache down my leg. I'm going to the doc today so hoping for an MRI and specialist next month. I just want it to end. Never thought I'd be crippled before 30, it's a huge bummer. Glad my husband sticks by my side and helps me in and out of bed and with getting dressed.

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      What also makes me think it's not just my hip is when I go through bouts of it, my whole back muscles on the right side are ridged up bad and the spasms are unbearable. I had cortisone injections in my low back and they never did help, just wish I could pinpoint the problem and fix it. I have 4 kids depending on me and can't be out of work so long. It makes me feel horrible when I can't pick my little ones up.

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      I'm still recovering from a knee replacement last March and a spinal fusion this March...anything can throw your back, hips, etc. out of alignment.  I've dealt with sciatica for decades, especially when I used to play hockey and fell on an unpadded hip.

      A few months ago, I had an incredibly painful hip pointer...the pain was right at the tip of my left hip.  My GP just gave me pills.  So I went to my chiropractor and she touched a spot on my back near my kidney that sent the pain shooting to my hip.  Turned out that my quadratus laborum (QL) muscle was like a knot.  She worked on it plus I took some anti-inflammatories and used the Voltaren Gel.  Pain totally gone in two days.  GP visit was a waste of time.

      All of your problems MAY be solved by a chiropractor...who knows...but it's the least invasive way to deal with your problem.  I'd start there.  If the issue is beyond their capabilities, a competent chiro will direct you to the proper doctor.  One time, I had severe sciatic pain and nothing helped.  Turned out that I had a bone spur literally "crushing" my sciatic nerve root at L4.  Quick laminectomy by my neurosurgeon took care of it but it showed that chiropractic cannot fix everything.  Sometimes, you need to go "under the knife".

      Again, I'd start with an x-ray and a chiropractic exam.  Least expensive, least invasive way of finding the actual cause of your pain.  If it is locked SI joints, it should be a fairly quick chiro fix.

       

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