Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).

Hello hello everyone!  In this post I wanted to clarify another concept readers often ask me about. If you’ve read through my story, you probably know that a big turning point in my healing came in the summer of 2016. I had been struggling with SI joint dysfunction for five years at that point, and itContinue reading “Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).”

Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 1

Hi everyone! This has been like, a month of epiphanies for me. As you may have seen on Sunlight in Winter, I’ve realized recently that I probably do have fibromyalgia, after all these years of going without a diagnosis. And now, on the subject of the lumbar spine, I’ve had another epiphany, thanks to a readerContinue reading “Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 1”

Integrative Spinal Research (a collaboration between chiropractors and mainstream medicine!).

Hi everyone!  So… this is really cool. You know how I’ve been saying for a while that I think the chiropractic profession has something to offer, but I wish they were more closely aligned with mainstream medicine? Well… here is a great example of exactly that.  (This is another post that’s for me and for you, asContinue reading “Integrative Spinal Research (a collaboration between chiropractors and mainstream medicine!).”

Moving forward//where do I go from here?

I love this photo so much.  I first found it a few years ago, and used it in one of my posts about pain neurophysiology education (which I hope to eventually talk about on this blog, as well!). And it’s really speaking to me now, in the aftermath of what happened a week and aContinue reading “Moving forward//where do I go from here?”

After my chiropractic injury, Part 2: Saturday.

Hello again everyone, So, first of all– thank you so much for all of your kind comments and well-wishes.  It really means a lot to me to know people care and also to know my message is getting out! As I explained in my last post, on Friday night I went to the emergency roomContinue reading “After my chiropractic injury, Part 2: Saturday.”

Why I spent the weekend in the ER after a chiropractor visit

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.  ButContinue reading “Why I spent the weekend in the ER after a chiropractor visit”

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’veContinue reading “A chiropractor explains why he doesn’t believe adjustments can heal SI joint dysfunction”

What I think chiropractic has to offer

My friend Paul briefly dated a chiropractor once, a few years ago.  We all went out to dinner one night and I basically asked her as many questions as I could about what it was like to be a chiropractor without crossing the line into being annoying.  (At least, I hope I didn’t cross the line!).Continue reading “What I think chiropractic has to offer”

The goal of strengthening is to maximize your body’s own support system.

Here’s another concept which I wish someone had explained to me differently back in the beginning. As I’ve mentioned in previously, when I first began experiencing SI joint dysfunction, the only people who really seemed to be able to understand my problem were chiropractors. I had one main chiropractor that I went to, Dr. K.,Continue reading “The goal of strengthening is to maximize your body’s own support system.”