Hey guys quick question, so just a few days ago I added some dump in my chair and about a day after I started getting this pain on my bottom from sitting. I sit on a jay J2 cushion and do my pressure reliefs regularly. First thing that came to Mind was pressure sore but I’ve checked area past 2 nights and there is no discoloration or redness. It feels like it’s in the area of my left sitting bone but I cannot figure this out, any thoughts or suggestions?
Actually the cushion is only 5-6 months old.had no issues prior the adjusting chair. I’ve actually reverted back to my power chair which has a rojo. My bottoms still bugging me only on left buttox, no red spots but I think I’m gonna bring it up to my physician this week.
Garciia, when you go to the doctor, you might have him check (with x-ray or sonogram) for the possibility of a problem with your hip joint. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1523001 “Paraplegia. 1992 Aug;30(8):587-91. Recurrent dislocation of the hip in adult paraplegics. Graham GP1, Dent CM, Evans PD, McKibbin B. Author information Abstract Recurrent dislocation of the hip is rare and has not previously been reported in adult paraplegics. This paper describes 3 cases. In one patient it was spontaneous, occurring 16 years after the original injury and was associated with a flexion-adduction contracture of the hip and a shallow acetabulum. One case occurred after minor trauma in a patient who experienced flexion-adduction spasms of the hip. In the third patient the condition was secondary to posterior acetabular deficiency following a conservatively treated fracture dislocation. All 3 patients experienced symptoms of disabling autonomic dysreflexia during the episodes of dislocation. The importance of recognising and adequately treating hip injuries in patients presenting with paraplegia secondary to spinal cord injury is stressed. In patients with spastic paraplegia presenting with recurrent dislocation of the hip, operative treatment combining a soft tissue repair and a bone block to augment the acetabulum is recommended. PMID: 1523001 DOI: 10.1038/sc.1992.119 [Indexed for MEDLINE] Free full text“
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18480483 “Total hip arthroplasty in patients with bone deficiency of the acetabulum. ... The causes of primary THR revision include aseptic loosening or particle disease, infection, recurrent dislocation, implant failure, periprosthetic fracture, and leg length discrepancy.“
A chiropractor would check to see if one leg is longer than the other while you lie on his couch, but once we have SCI, most chiropractors would be “gun-shy” of touching us at all.
Definition of gun-shy 1 : afraid of loud noise (such as that of a gun) 2 : markedly distrustful, afraid, or cautious