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.
Hi everyone! So... this is really cool. You know how I've been saying for a while that I think the chiropractic profession has something to offer, but I wish they were more closely aligned with mainstream medicine? Well... here is a great example of exactly that. (This is another post that's for me and for you, as … Continue reading Integrative Spinal Research (a collaboration between chiropractors and mainstream medicine!).
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 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! Here's a new concept I haven't written about as much yet. I find it really interesting, and I hope you will too! What I wanted to talk to you about is the SI joint's role in shock absorption. The SI joint is different from a lot of other joints in the body, in … Continue reading The SI Joint and Shock Absorption
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
Hi everyone! So... this is not all what I had been planning to write about this week. But I had the craziest experience this weekend, and I feel a responsibility to spread the word about what happened to me. I need to start out by saying that-- thank God-- I haven't been permanently injured. But … Continue reading Why I spent the weekend in the ER after a chiropractor visit
Hi everyone! Generally, when people think of the core, they think of doing sit-ups, and crunches, and building up a 6-pack. All of that has to do with the first muscle I'm going to mention here: the rectus abdominis. However, there is so much more to the core than that. 1) The rectus abdominis: The "6-pack" … Continue reading The muscles of the core (and why we focus on the transverse abdominis!).
Hello, hello everyone! I wanted to check in with you about an issue I've heard a lot of people mentioning recently. This time, it's about an exercise that you may want to be careful with, if you have SI joint issues. What I'm talking about, specifically, is back extension. This is the term that refers … Continue reading Use caution with back extensions and the SI joint
Hi everyone! I recently heard from a reader who was concerned about an upcoming airplane flight she had to take. Sitting was really painful for her, and she avoided it at all costs in her daily life. However, she was about to take a 10-hour flight across the Atlantic, and wanted to know what in … Continue reading My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane