When i was bedridden i read every single post on here at least 5 times.
I also read every one of Meyers papers at least 5 times.
I researched every doctor or therapist who appeared in those clinicals.
I also know people who are succesful with surgery are living their lives and do not stick around. I am an exception because i start my new job in July. I was a contributor on a back pain website (when i first thought this was lumbar) and the same held true. those who heal are living....those that don't are complaining or still seeking help.
Here it is in a nutshell:
#1 - Get a DIAGNOSIS (waiting to do this can unwind your pelvic compartment.....believe me i know this well)
#2 - If you are anti-surgery by all means try to heal yourself conservatively under the guidance of a professional versed in core therapy involving a neutral pelvis. (Do not listen to guys at the gym or forum people who have tried this or that.....I did and i kept retearing....i was told to arch backwards over a swiss ball to open up and stretch my psoas....well all it did was retear my RA)
#3 - If you are not satisfied with the level of healing that you are achieving consider surgery.
Please get all the REAL INFO you can. I mean DATA. But please understand the healing is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY not the doctors nor the therapists. And it is a bitch.....do not let anyone lie to you. Meyers told me it is a "Grin and bear it" type rehab.
I have talked to so many therapists and doctors (i also was in the medical field for 5 years) and most if asked will tell you their number 1 complaint is PATIENT COMPLIANCE. We are a quick fix society and many times patients expect the doc or a pill to do the work. It could not be further from the truth in this recovery.
If you can live with minimal pain and a slow recovery then therapy may be for you. However, if this is the first thing on your mind in the morning and last on your mind when you go to bed.....seriously consider surgery.
Like i said, i was hurt worst than most and much more deconditioned than most. I still look like an athlete from all angles but the side (LOL)...so i still have structure but i am not in the shape that most here are. I also am 4.5 years with this injury so there was a lot of other issues...
Back pain...compartment syndrome..2 labral hip tears...
I am 4.5 weeks out and PAIN FREE for 2 days now and actually able to run on grass. I could run on the road i guess but it would hurt my feet at this weight. Am i out of the woods....No....but i sure as hell am close. I forgot that my body can heal like this. Did Meyers do the 3 hours a day of stretches....excercies.....poolwork??? NO....but he put my pelvis in a position to strengthen itself. Before this surgery all my muscles....hip flexors....thighs....calves....were like concrete and now my NMT says they are more supple than most of his clients....So, i suppose Meyers put me back in a position to heal....For that i thank him.