If I could go back and change one thing…

✨ My morning adventure ✨

If I’m going to be honest, there is only one thing I truly regret about my SI joint saga.

And that is all the times I doubted myself, and held back from trying the next thing.

A lot of you express similar hesitations to me: should I try this next thing? Is it worth it?

I absolutely recommend that you question any new treatment, and carefully consider the credentials of any new treatment provider and their recommended approach.

👉 But when you doubt yourself, that’s different.

That comes from all the internalized messages we get from other places.

Things like:

👉 SI joint dysfunction isn’t a real problem/doesn’t exist.

(Okay, it definitely does, and someday we are going to have enough research to finally put the controversy to rest!).

👉 You just aren’t handling the pain right, and everyone else manages it better

(Okay, but since SI joint dysfunction has yet to be fully understood by the medical profession, how do you know that?).

✨ That’s why the one thing I wish I could change about my SI joint saga is not trusting myself sooner. ✨

Looking back, I remember how I used to think I was the only one in the world with this problem. Now I talk to hundreds of people dealing with this injury, and we all go through the same things.

When you go through this experience, and no one else seems to understand, you’ll have moments where you’ll feel like it’s about you.

But it’s not. You’re dealing with a condition many practitioners still don’t even know exists.

You are not the problem. You are your own solution.

Ultimately, that’s what I had to do: become my own solution. I was lucky to find some amazing and brilliant practitioners along the way, and I’m so grateful I found them.

But actually, wasn’t random. My path crossed with theirs because of the direction I decided to walk (or, on some days, hobble).

I ended up in the right places, because I took the right steps to put myself there.

Ultimately I found some great insights, but I was the common denominator. It was a process of trial and error, and identifying all the different aspects of treatments and movement that worked for me.

I realized I had to find a way to build my muscle strength, while being gentle on my ligaments. So took what I knew about exercise science, and came up with my own strengthening routine.

So now I’m here to tell you that you can get through this, too.

It isn’t easy, and it isn’t going happen overnight.

But when you start trusting yourself, everything changes.

Published by Christy Collins

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

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