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Does anyone have experience with SI Joint Injections?

Spine Health | Last Active: Jan 18 10:10am | Replies (7)

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In April of this year I had three injections in the spine. At the time of these injections, I was not able to lay down without extreme pain. Over the next 3 weeks, the pain subsided and I was able to again lay down and start a moderate spine exercise program recommended by a therapist at Dan Abrams Healthy Living Center in Rochester, MN. I have been diagnosed with advanced degenerative osteoarthritis. My spine, neck, shoulder and knees are the principle locations of frequent discomfort. I have had approximately 10 injections over the years. For the spine, I have found tai chi and Qi quong to be helpful. One movement in particular focused on the “posture of infinity”. I do both Tai Chi and Qi Quong daily. The mindfulness exercises in these have helped to pull the my focus to something other than the joint discomfort. I have used Tylenol Arthritis with some help, but don’t like the feeling I get after taking it. Several other prescribed pain meds have also left me feeling worse than without taking them. Currently, Tylenol arthritis is the only one I will take.
Good luck to a fellow 73 year old.

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Hi Mickeyb2 – Thanks for sharing your experiences. I had forgotten about tai chi, but think I'll grab a YouTube and get back into it after my si joint injection on Wednesday. I know being active helps – physically, mentally, and spiritually – but the last few days, I have not been able to do anything other than get around and go to the store. I have always exercised, and at 73, look and feel great…. it's just these annoying issues that I have to deal with! Hope this is a good day for you, Sue