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Short-term pain = longer-term relief?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

So I had another series of steroid injections this past Friday. This time we did both left and right sacroiliac joints, instead of just the left as usual. Once again, I amazed my specialist with just how crooked my pelvis gets because of my annoying and inoperable low back condition. I also learned that the pain I feel in the hip joints (as opposed to the bursitis pain) is a direct result of my body trying to compensate for the strain.

The theory is that having gritted my teeth through both the pain of having needles stuck into a very sensitive area, and the current pain while I wait for the steroids to actually kick in will result in less pain for a while... a few months, hopefully. Still, I really do need to get back into the pool and do my stretches/exercises. If I can manage some real core strengthening while I'm in a state of respite, it should slow the overall deterioration and make it easier to be more active.

Cross your fingers for me!
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