Advice to a reader: running, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hi everyone! As many of you know, I love getting emails from readers because they compel me to think about SI joint concepts in different ways, and come up with better ways of phrasing things than I might otherwise. I recently heard from a man who had been very active in things like running, rock … Continue reading Advice to a reader: running, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane

Hi everyone! I recently received an email from a reader who was concerned about an upcoming airplane flight she had to take.  She found sitting to be really painful, and avoided it in her daily life as much possible.   (This is a common issue for people with SI joint dysfunction). Her email really made me … Continue reading My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane

SI Joint Injections, Part 3: Will an SI joint injection help you?

Hi everyone! In my recent posts, I've been talking about lidocaine and cortisone injections for the SI joints-- the various risks and benefits your doctor should tell you up front. However, I wanted to address a larger question I had when I first looked into them, and why I, personally, decided not to proceed. And … Continue reading SI Joint Injections, Part 3: Will an SI joint injection help you?

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