Hi everyone-- When I started this blog back in 2016, I was feeling like I was in crisis mode with my SI joints. The problem had been going on for five years, and I was at the point of wondering whether I'd ever get better. When I began this blog, I was basically saying "fuck … Continue reading Share your story on my blog!
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
Hello, hello everyone! I wanted to check in with you about an issue that's come up many times in my emails with readers recently. This time, it's about an exercise not to do. What I'm talking about, specifically, is back extension. This is the term that refers to when you're bending your spine backwards. Back extension can … Continue reading An exercise you may want to avoid
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
Hi everyone! You probably won't be surprised to hear that the question I'm asked the most is "what are your exercises?" I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to get up some of my own resources. I have been working on it, planning, and have actually shot a few practice videos at my gym … Continue reading Pool Exercises: A Basic Overview
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?
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
Hi everyone! Here's a subject I've been meaning to write about for a long time. It's been coming up a lot in messages from readers recently, which I always take as a sign it's time to get an official post up! What I wanted to talk to you about today is the topic of lidocaine … Continue reading SI Joint Injections, Part 1: Lidocaine
Hi everyone! Here's a slightly different type of post for you today. I wanted to make sure anyone who was interested had a chance to read my interview with SpineUniverse (it's a website about back pain). I was really flattered when they contacted me last month to ask if I wanted to share my story of … Continue reading My Interview with Spine Universe 🙂
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)
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