Hi everyone! I've just discovered the most moving and informative story of one woman's four-year quest to resolve debilitating pelvic pain. It's from Megan McGorry, and her blog is Mermaid's Reel. There are SO many reasons why I wanted to share this with you. Really, her post speaks for herself. But for the purposes of … Continue reading Megan’s Story: “Not Interstitial Cystitis, PNE, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, or Vulvodynia, but an Orthopedic Hip Injury?”
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.
Well, it sounds pretty obvious when I write it now. But back in 2011, when I first developed this problem, it wasn't so clear. Find a PT who actually knows how to treat the SI joint. Because most of them don't. I didn't understand this at the time. I figured anyone with a PT license … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 3: Find someone with experience in treating the SI joint
Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays. I've been getting some really great questions from readers recently that I think are worth sharing with you all. *** As I've mentioned before, although obviously all of my posts for this blog are perfect, sometimes I feel like my explanations come out a little bit better … Continue reading Should you exercise when your SI joints are out of alignment?
One of the questions people ask me pretty frequently is "how long did it take you to start feeling better?" The bittersweet answer to this question is that if I had known then what I know now, my recovery would not have taken nearly so long. What made it so excruciating-- and why I'm so … Continue reading My Recovery Timeline
As a follow-up to my last post, I just stumbled upon this interesting blog post: http://feruzimwero.com/blog/2010/12/physical-therapy-reveals-my-rotated-sacrum/ It's from a patient who went through physical therapy to correct a rotated sacrum. Reading this post, I was a little bit skeptical about whether or not stretching alone would able to fix this problem. However, judging by Feruzi's follow-up post, … Continue reading Feruzi Mwero’s blog: A rotated sacrum
http://mfranks.blogspot.com/2013/05/more-on-sacroiliac-si-joint-dysfunction.html Really informative article, scientific info checks out in my book... "What is SI joint dysfunction From what I have been told and from what I have read, SI joint problems develop when 1.) The joint doesn't move enough (hypomobility), or 2.) The joint moves too much (hypermobility). Keep in mind that there are actually … Continue reading Story of SI recovery from a runner (Mom Against the Marathon)
http://danceproject.ca/the-si-joint-whisperer-tells-all/#.V9H06q1CGSp Written by Bizz Varty, a professional dancer and yoga & pilates instructor. Her website here. I read all information written by non-medical pros with a very skeptical eye, but this article totally checked out! Her story sounds a lot like mine, in a way. There is also some great info about how to stabilize … Continue reading Personal story of SIJ recovery from a dancer’s perspective
I found this really interesting blog written by Lauren, who had the iFuse surgery for her SI joints, with apparently mixed results. There is some really valuable information on her blog-- in addition to her posts, a lot of it is actually reflected in the comments sections. Worth checking out. https://theridesijd.wordpress.com/my-sijd/my-sijd-part-2/ https://theridesijd.wordpress.com/having-problems-with-ifuse/ She has an … Continue reading The Ride, SIJD Blog
Dizzy Pelvis From Laura Jenkins, who suffered from SIJ dysfunction for over 30 years before having surgery. Here she chronicles her journey. "Aside from the pain, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJD) is a lonely affliction. More often than not we’re passed from doctor to doctor, treatment to treatment, without ever really getting the answers we ache … Continue reading Dizzy Pelvis Blog