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Sacroiliac joint pain and my introduction

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I suffered from SI pain for over 30 years. Early in my diagnosis I went to Cedars-Sinai Spine Center and after an MRI and consultation with 5 Doctors they told me my options were: surgery with 10% probability of success, injections, or take 3 Advil whenever there was pain (which was more than once per day) and wait until another option comes along due to advancing medical knowledge. I opted for Advil. I am now living near Mayo in Rochester and have pain-free for almost 1 year. My solution was a special plan prescribed by Mayo using a Mayo trained physical therapist to strengthen my core muscles (all sides, not just doing sit-ups), proper posture, hip placement, how to walk, how to sit, etc.The numbness in my legs and toes has also disappeared. I must be careful how I move and what I lift but that is a small price to pay.

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@pdray I like your post I have a fractured back in 05 still have pain in lower back but take my Advil and love ginger-Tumeric tea anti inflammatory tea. Exercise as you say I refused surgery when they suggested placing cement m ke substance in fracture area thanks for post

That is remarkable, @pdray , the program that Mayo developed for you was certainly effective. After 30 years of pain it is great that you are doing so well now.
Do you exercise every day now?

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