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! So... this is not all what I had been planning to write about this week. But I had the craziest experience this weekend, and I feel a responsibility to spread the word about what happened to me. I need to start out by saying that-- thank God-- I haven't been permanently injured. But … Continue reading Why I spent the weekend in the ER after a chiropractor visit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsMK6HPcln4 Hi everyone! I've just stumbled upon a great group of videos on the core, from the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute in Aurora, CO. I wanted to make sure I shared them with you because I thought they presented some really useful information in a way that's easy to understand. In the first video, above, … Continue reading The muscles of the core
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about a topic that hopefully will be reassuring for some of you (although not exactly 100% cheerful for any of us). I've had people email me from all different countries for advice. (Some of the places that come to mind recently are Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Turkey, … Continue reading Is the US really the best place for SI joint treatment?
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