Hello everyone! In this post, I wanted to follow up on a super fascinating concept that my new PT, David, and I talked about in my first appointment. It's the concept of a neurotag. Basically, a "neurotag" refers to your brain's coding language for a certain type of memory or experience. As I explained in … Continue reading Pain Neurotags: how the nervous system protects us from injury
Hi everyone! I have so much to share with you all... the epiphanies are really piling up for me, this month. As you may know, I recently sought out a new physical therapist for help better understanding what happened to me back in May, when I ended up in the emergency room after a chiropractic adjustment. It's … Continue reading My search for providers who understand both chiropractic and mainstream medicine
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 reader … Continue reading Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 1
Hi everyone-- One of the things I enjoy about running this blog is that, the more I hear from readers, the more I realize I was never alone, in the issues I've had. Something I haven't even written about much on this blog is how much trouble I had, over the years, driving (or even … Continue reading If you’ve switched cars due to SI joint dysfunction, you’re not alone.
A reader asked me recently whether I'd ever tried the Feldenkrais method for my SI joints. I actually have tried it-- sort of-- and I thought I'd share my thoughts with you. It's actually pretty good timing, since now I'm in the middle of doing my own research on alternatives to chiropractic adjustments! So... this … Continue reading The Feldenkrais method and SI joint pain
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about another concept I find really interesting, which is how the alignment of our SI joints affects the efficiency of our movements. What is movement efficiency? When you move efficiently, this means you're performing various motions in a smooth, coordinated way, which allows you to achieve … Continue reading How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency
Hi everyone-- I was sorting though old papers recently when I came across the original instructions my physical therapist Paula wrote out for me on the Muscle Energy Technique, back in 2014. A lot of people have asked me about her original instructions, as I've been running this blog. I think people want to know … Continue reading Proof that healing is possible
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 room … Continue reading After my chiropractic injury, Part 2: Saturday.
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