A 47-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

Chronic sij pain. Becomes displaced often. 2 steroid inj with min brief relief (2wks) now pain seems even worse 8/10 on pain scale constantly.Surgery?

1 doctor answer
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
No surgery : Discuss with your physician about getting mri. The joint may also need to be cultured to be sure it's not infected. You need a clear diagnosis as to why it's so painful.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Discuss options: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Be Careful: This is a very common situation with spinal disease. Get as many opinions as you feel comfortable with until you find someone you trust and make a dec ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably not: If your kneecaps continue to dislocate, you will likely need surgery to correct it.
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There : There are many causes of back pain including disks, bones, facet joints, muscles, nerves, spinal cord and other organ systems. Facet joint commonly c ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month