Study: SI joint surgery can help patients who developed SIJ issues following lumbar fusion

  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 Study: SI joint surgery can help patients who developed SIJ issues following lumbar fusion

How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles

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

My meeting with a spine specialist who doesn’t believe in SI joint dysfunction.

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.

When a Physical Therapist performs an SI joint adjustment, you should feel an improvement right away.

Hi everyone! Here's a concept that's been coming up pretty often in my messages/emails with people lately, so I wanted to make sure I got it up on the blog. What I'm talking about is the various types of adjustments a physical therapist can perform for the SI joint. Personally, I have only ever had … Continue reading When a Physical Therapist performs an SI joint adjustment, you should feel an improvement right away.

Pain Neurotags: how the nervous system protects us from injury

Hello everyone! In this post, I wanted to follow up on a super fascinating concept that my new PT, David, and I talked about in my first appointment. It's the concept of a neurotag.   Basically, a "neurotag" refers to your brain's coding language for a certain type of memory or experience. As I explained in … Continue reading Pain Neurotags: how the nervous system protects us from injury