Spinal fusion L5-S1, now Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
OK, so I had a spinal fusion year and a half ago and was in hopes of being able to ride again, but I ended up with increasing pain in the hips, groin and thigh. I still have low back pain over my bone graft, particularly after sitting. I was just diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and given a steroid injection. The doctor who did the SI injection described the SI joint as being "the next link in the chain to go" after a fusion. Has anyone else had this happen and if so did things improve?
I mat a point where I feel like I need to make some decisions with my horses. My BWP mare is leased through June, but I have her 2 year old colt by Ironman at home. My pain lis to the extent that trying to work part time and be a halfway decent mom to my three kids is all I can do. If anyone has any experience with these issues, good or bad, I would love to hear them.
It took me thirty seven years to get such nice horses, and I hate to give up on my dream....ok, I'd settle for doing 2'6... :) but if it is hopeless I'd rather give these horses the homes they deserve.