Frequently asked question: can SI joint dysfunction be caused by lumbar fusion surgery?

Hi everyone! I've noticed that the subject of lumbar fusions has come up pretty often in my emails from readers recently.  It seems like a lot of people are wondering if their SI joint dysfunction could be related to the fact that they've had lumbar fusion surgery. My answer has always been yes... it's certainly … Continue reading Frequently asked question: can SI joint dysfunction be caused by lumbar fusion surgery?

What is the difference between SI Joint inflammation and dysfunction?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUpruiKb-S8 In the video above, Dr. Ty, a spine surgeon who operates on the SI joint using the Zyga implant, describes a very important concept for people suffering from SI joint dysfunction to understand. SI Joint Dysfunction vs. Inflammation SI Joint Dysfunction is "an umbrella term for an abnormality within the joint."  Although this umbrella term … Continue reading What is the difference between SI Joint inflammation and dysfunction?

Why do we know so little about the SI joint? (Amazing Interview with Dr. Carter Beck).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OFZyC9aK4w Recently, I was watching this interview with SI joint surgeon Dr. Carter Beck (the same doctor I had mentioned in my previous post).  The whole time I was watching, I kept thinking to myself, “Wow, that is a great point…. I really need to remember some of the things he is saying.” So… that … Continue reading Why do we know so little about the SI joint? (Amazing Interview with Dr. Carter Beck).

The Ride, SIJD Blog

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