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?
Hi everyone, Here's an email from the first person to give me permission to publish our communication since I put out my request a few weeks ago: Kerry. She's been suffering from SI joint dysfunction since she slipped on ice and fell last winter. (She also fractured her sacrum when she landed). Kerry and I … Continue reading Reader email: Kerry (“Why am I not getting better, even though I exercise?”)
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
I stumbled upon Jim Hansen's well-written blog Recover Your Stride today while doing research for my prolotherapy post. He had a number of posts up that I thought might be helpful for anyone looking for info on prolotherapy for the SI joints, so I wanted to make sure I link to them here. (And also … Continue reading Recover Your Stride: informative blog from a patient who had successful prolotherapy injections
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