I have been thinking a lot recently about different ways to classify different types of SI joint dysfunctions. Based on all the reading I've done, learning from other people who've struggled with this issue, and talking with various medical professionals, I'm starting to think there are 3 main types. The following types refer both to … Continue reading Are there 3 main types of SI joint dysfunction?
One of the craziest things about the SI joint is that even though it’s only meant to move a few millimeters, when those few millimeters of motion become restricted, it can really wreak havoc on the rest of your body. Although this joint is meant to move a ton compared to other joints in the … Continue reading How SI joint dysfunction can affect the rest of your body
Hi everyone! I've had multiple requests recently to make a post about the exercises I do for my SI joint. I’m definitely planning to put something up in the future-- it’s just taking me a little while to figure out the best way to explain things, and also what sort of visual aids I might … Continue reading Three major muscle groups to strengthen for SI joint dysfunction
I had a pretty interesting experience yesterday that I thought I’d share with you all-- the good and the bad. I saw a physiatrist at Mass General Hospital who was actually familiar with treating the SIJ. (A physiatrist is a type of doctor that treats physical dysfunction, similar to an orthopedist or a pain specialist. … Continue reading What I learned from seeing my second physiatrist
There are a few reasons I really enjoy getting emails from readers. For one thing, it means a lot to me to know the things I write are helping people. Additionally, when someone writes and tells me their specific situation, answering them really helps me to clarify my thoughts. Sometimes when I’m working on a … Continue reading The importance of pool exercise to my recovery
I was just working on revamping the "My Story" page for this blog (trying to make it a little more personal), and I ended up reflecting on one aspect of this saga which I really haven't talked about as much: Which is how totally and completely crazy I felt when I was first trying to get help … Continue reading So, it turns out I wasn’t crazy…
Over the years, something my chiropractors mentioned to me from time to time was that my sacrum was rotated. It was rotated in relation to the lumbar spine above it: This is something I had trouble believing, or taking that seriously. I never really noticed myself having additional pain on the days they said my … Continue reading Rotation of the sacrum (aka sacral torsion)