After suffering from chronic low back pain for many years, Lisa had tried every option for treatment. She had been to several doctors, she tried physical therapy and nothing seemed to give her lasting results. Lisa was finally diagnosed with chronic degenerative Sacroiliitis. She received an injection into her SI joint and experience short term relief of symptoms. This gave doctors the answer they were looking for to direct treatment.
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion is a relatively new procedure for treatment of chronic degenerative SI joint pain. Lisa could tell immediately after surgery that her pain was different. She was sore and had discomfort from surgery, but her pain that was all too familiar was GONE!!!
Although Lisa had a great surgical outcome, she believes that a large part of her recovery was attributed to physical therapy following surgery. Lisa began physical therapy soon after surgery while she not allowed to put weight through her leg. She quickly learned proper use of a walker and then crutches. A specific strengthening protocol, agreed upon by surgeon and PT, was used to guide rehab after surgery. After a long recovery, Lisa is back to her normal self. She has returned to the life that she no longer knew because of pain. With a life that is pain free now, Lisa could not be more pleased with her outcome!