Alright, the root of my pain turned out to be my SI joint...once the inflammation and related pain (sciatica) from the inflammation went away, and talking to a Chiro about what I feel, its clear as day what happened to me was a shifted / displaced / something....SI Joint.
Now that I can think clearly on it, I even remember hearing and feeling a massive 'shift' in my upper butt area about a month ago...then I think it was just a ticking time bomb until it went off a couple weeks after that.
All indications are that it has found its proper place again, but there is still residual pain that I assume is related to the fact that many muscles and ligaments spent 2-3 weeks being stretched out...my left hamstring is darn near pulled (but 100% sure its not sciatica).
Any idea on how long this joint takes to heal once its reset?
Should I use ibuprofen around the clock / only for pain (im thinking around the clock for a week or two)?
I've got a nice list of stretches to do, and wearing my weight belt low around my hips, pulled tight, is a relief (which makes it obvious its SI related).
Assuming the pain does stop (and I think it will, I just feel like Im healing about 10 pulled muscles / tendons at once), Im guessing proper hip / glute / lower back work will really aid in long term health?
Also, what do we think about inversion for SI Joints...I purchased an inversion table to help with disc compression, but this is a new wrinkle...