My Interview with Spine Universe :)

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 SI joint recovery on their site.

To be honest, I’ve been blogging for about five years now, and it’s taken me a while to get over my stage fright.  (Back when I first started Sunlight in Winter, I didn’t even have a picture of myself up for a while, much less my first name).

However, I’ve been working on getting over that fear, so I agreed to tell my story on SpineUniverse… and I even let them use my last name!

You might enjoy reading it if you’re interesting in reading about my story, and how I healed my SI joints, in more of a conversational format than the fact-based posts I share on this blog.

It also covers some of the main questions people often ask me about my recovery (in such as chiropractic visits, SI joint injections, and whether I ever considered surgery) all in one place.  So even if you’ve already read a lot of the posts on my blog, you still might take away something new from this interview.

Hope you enjoy it!

Published by Christy Collins

Hi, I'm Christy! I'm a health coach who helps people overcome SI joint dysfunction and chronic pain.

4 thoughts on “My Interview with Spine Universe :)

  1. Ooo this is fantastic! You should be very proud, and I think you’ve done brilliantly in the interview. You’ve given people hope as well to keep persevering given how long and how many different specialists it took you to get help, and to encourage others to think outside the box a little when it comes to treatment (ie. with considering the Muscle Energy Technique). Interesting too that I don’t have EDS either but have been told several joints and somewhat hypermobile and thus can cause added pain and such as a result. Well done Christy! x

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  2. I just wanted you to know that I was deep in si joint dysfunction in August and after failed si joint injections felt totally hopeless. I started reading your blog and using your blue print to get better and it saved my life. When I first started getting si joint dysfunction both of my joints hurt, the left one healed up but what I now think that bc I was seeing a chiropractor that only adjusted me to the right trying to “align” me he was straining my si joint. I left chiropractic behind and looked for a PT that did MET. Finally my third PT had the knowledge to get me out of pain. I had spent 3 months in excruciating pain and limping until I got to him. I resprained my SI joint 2 weeks ago and this time I only limped for two weeks. And hope as I keep getting stronger the time will decrease even more. It’s been a few months since I read your blog but the info about one leg being shorter, neck pain, and tmjpain you experience makes me feel like I’m not crazy. It really is all connected and I have had those same symptoms too. My next goal now that I’m improving is water aerobics and I’m hoping to see the same improvement you did. Thank you for writing this blog. It was a God send when you keep seeing doctors who are staring at you just totally confused and unable to make a plan other than an injection that sadly didn’t work for me. Also thank you for your information on prolotherapy. My new Ortho has found that my L5 joint is stressed and I have spins bífida oculta at S1 so I’m interested if I’m having the same issue as Julie. I’m set up for a consultation for a prolotherapy injection but I’m unsure if I want to go that route bc the other injection failed. Please keep updating us on your progress bc it keeps me motivated to keep going.

    Thank you!


    1. Angela,
      I am so, SO happy for you! And of course, I’m really glad that my blog has been helpful– comments like yours mean so much to me, after what I’ve been through on my own journey!

      Yes, as you get better, the time it takes to recover from setbacks will get shorter and shorter. I hope the prolotherapy consultation is informative and that you keep making progress!

      Thank you so much for letting me know how my blog has helped you!!!


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