Hi everyone! So... scientific studies regarding SI joint dysfunction have really been on my mind recently. I've seen too many people on social media (and also met one doctor in person) making generalized statements about how SI joint dysfunction isn't a real thing. That the SI joint doesn't move (at all). That it's virtually … Continue reading Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction
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?
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about a topic that hopefully will be reassuring for some of you (although not exactly 100% cheerful for any of us). I've had people email me from all different countries for advice. (Some of the places that come to mind recently are Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Turkey, … Continue reading Is the US really the best place for SI joint treatment?
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?
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).
I've mentioned before that I'm a member of a super helpful Facebook group for suffers of SI joint dysfunction. Recently, someone in the group shared this article about neurosurgeon Dr. Carter Beck, who has worked to develop a particular type of surgical implant (the Rialto) for SI joint fixation surgery. Dr. Beck had operated on this … Continue reading Dr. Carter Beck & the Rialto implant
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVStRsY5oho Patients come from out of state to have this procedure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNZOqZjnN98 Considered a minimally invasive surgery-- requires least amount of healing time