Hi everyone! This post was inspired by a conversation I had with a reader in our SI Joint Saga Discussion group. This reader asked for my thoughts on her new exercise plan from a physical therapist. She had SI joint issues as well as sciatica, which sent pain down into her hamstrings (the muscles in … Continue reading When should you take painkillers and push through pain?
Hi everyone! Wow... it's been a minute, since my last post. As some of you know, I've really been struggling a potential diagnosis of something called mast cell activation syndrome (it's too soon to say for sure whether I have it or not). It's been a pretty difficult month for me, so I'm excited to … Continue reading Reader question: Can you heal the SI joints without treating loose ligaments?
Hi everyone! So... scientific studies regarding SI joint dysfunction have really been on my mind recently. I've seen too many people on social media (and also met one doctor in person) making generalized statements about how SI joint dysfunction isn't a real thing. That the SI joint doesn't move (at all). That it's virtually … Continue reading Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction
Hi everyone! Someone asked recently, over in our SI Joint Discussion Forum, how often to start out doing pool exercise. I answered her about the pool, but the same concept is true for any form of exercise, when you're coming back from a long-term injury. Start small. Start wherever you are. When I first started … Continue reading When it comes to exercise, start where you are.
Okay, so. I'm not going to start this post out with my normal "Hi, everyone!" because I'm not feeling cheerful right now. I'm annoyed. I just went on Twitter and saw, for what feels like the hundredth time, someone claiming that SI joint dysfunction isn't a real thing. Originally, I wanted to screenshot the tweet … Continue reading When people claim SI joint dysfunction isn’t real
Hi everyone! So... our SI Joint Discussion Group has been going really well (be sure to check it out, if you haven't already!). However, a few of our recent conversations have made me realize I really need to write one of the posts I've been meaning to write for a while, on some of the genetic conditions … Continue reading Genetic conditions that can cause SIJD
A reader asked recently, over in our new Sacroiliac Joint Discussion Group, what my opinion is of chiropractic care. Those of you who've been reading my blog for a long time know that I have a lot to say about this. A chiropractor was the first person who diagnosed me with SI joint dysfunction, back … Continue reading My views on chiropractors
Hi everyone! Okay, so here's a topic that's come up pretty often with readers... and it's also one that's affected me personally. Many of you have written to me about strange popping sensations and/or pain in the front of your pelvis. Sometimes over the hip socket, and sometimes right by the pubic symphysis, which is … Continue reading How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles
Hi everyone-- Honestly, I feel kinda bad that my exercise e-book is not out. Between my trip to the hospital this spring (and now also this fall) as well as all of the work that comes with putting a book together (formatting, legal issues, etc). it's taking quite a bit longer than I'd anticipated! I … Continue reading A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes
Hi everyone! So... my goal with this blog is to provide you guys with as much accurate information as possible. I share, from a patient perspective, the information that has helped me, across the course of my various meetings with doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. And I want to be clear about the fact that … Continue reading My meeting with a spine specialist who doesn’t believe in SI joint dysfunction.