The SI Joint Injection

At the end of my MRI Results post, I mentioned that I would be going forward with a cortisone injection in my right sacroiliac (SI) joint… then I kind of disappeared! Oops! I didn’t mean to disappear, I swear. However, part of my disappearing act was actually due directly to the injection.

I got the injection on Friday, January 27th, at 1:30pm. Yes, the timing matters.

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Back Problems – MRI Results

As you probably know, I’ve been struggling with some serious back pain and problems since October. Using this pain scale, I have been at an eight since October. Sometimes I get lucky and might drop to a six, but that is extremely rare. It all started so suddenly, that my physical therapist – I’m in constant physical therapy to help keep my body functional despite my health problems – got quite concerned. She thought it would be a good idea if I went to an orthopedist.

The orthopedic appointment was a nightmare. Continue reading