Tuesday, September 14, 2010
An SI Joint (Burnin' Down The House)
This is it, the day I go in for my steroid injection into my SI Joint. Ironically, my lower back and right hip feel better than they have in months. I have almost no burning or pain in the hip and butt, but no matter.
I'm doing it.
My neurologist explained that the inflammation is like a room on fire in a house. The injection will put out that fire before it spreads throughout the house and burns it down completely.
video explains it pretty clearly, but you'll have to put up with a commercial from the Mormons first.
I've tried for a year to get this thing right, and my chiropractor and massage therapist have been very helpful pinpointing the pain and easing it through manipulation and massage. My chiropractor called it months ago -- telling me the pain was coming from my SI joint.
But they've taken me as far as they can on this, and now it's time to knock it out thoroughly and decidedly.
The doctor will first inject me with lydocaine to numb out the area, then inject a steroid stew into the crown of my right sacrum. I should feel the effects almost immediately. Here's hoping.
And so, here's a great video by the legendary Talking Heads: