SI Joint Injections, Part 2: Lidocaine and Cortisone Together

Hi everyone! In my last post, I talked about cortisone injections for the SI joints.  This type of injection is what many doctors who treat the SI joint consider to be the "gold standard" for diagnosing SI joint problems. In this post, I wanted to talk about the other major type of injection a doctor … Continue reading SI Joint Injections, Part 2: Lidocaine and Cortisone Together

The SI joint, labral tears, and pelvic floor dysfunction (Body Harmony PT)

Hi everyone! Here's a really great article from Body Harmony, a physical therapy practice in NYC.   (I found it because someone shared it in one of the SI joint Facebook groups that I follow). This article highlighted a few issues that often come up in my emails with people, so I wanted to be sure to … Continue reading The SI joint, labral tears, and pelvic floor dysfunction (Body Harmony PT)

A chiropractor explains why he doesn’t believe adjustments can heal SI joint dysfunction

Hi everyone! I just happened to stumble across this fascinating article from Marc Heller, DC, about how he doesn't think the chiropractic profession adequately manages SI joint dysfunction.  (It's from the 2015 issue of the magazine Dynamic Chiropractic). I wanted to share it with you all because it echoes some of the same points I've … Continue reading A chiropractor explains why he doesn’t believe adjustments can heal SI joint dysfunction

How to find a good physical therapist, Part 5: The last few PT’s I observed

Hi everyone! I hope you've all been finding this series interesting.  I thought it would be good to write up all of the different experiences I had finding the right PT to help me, to encourage you not to give up if even the second, third, or the fourth person isn't able to help you. … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 5: The last few PT’s I observed

How to find a good physical therapist, Part 4: Search tips

1. Web search tips I eventually found my physical therapist Paula, who listed SI joint dysfunction as one of her specialties, through a simple Google search.  I typed in "sacroiliac joint physical therapist" and then the name of the town next to me (which was much larger and busier than the town I actually lived … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 4: Search tips

How to find a good physical therapist, Part 3: Find someone with experience in treating the SI joint

Well, it sounds pretty obvious when I write it now.  But back in 2011, when I first developed this problem, it wasn't so clear. Find a PT who actually knows how to treat the SI joint.  Because most of them don't. I didn't understand this at the time.  I figured anyone with a PT license … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 3: Find someone with experience in treating the SI joint