Integrative Spinal Research (a collaboration between chiropractors and mainstream medicine!).

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, asContinue reading “Integrative Spinal Research (a collaboration between chiropractors and mainstream medicine!).”

Moving forward//where do I go from here?

I love this photo so much.  I first found it a few years ago, and used it in one of my posts about pain neurophysiology education (which I hope to eventually talk about on this blog, as well!). And it’s really speaking to me now, in the aftermath of what happened a week and aContinue reading “Moving forward//where do I go from here?”

SI Joint Injections, Part 1: Lidocaine

Hi everyone! Here’s a subject that’s been coming up a lot recently, which I always take as a sign it’s time to get an official post up! What I wanted to talk to you about today is the topic of lidocaine and cortisone injections for the SI joints. These are the injections that a specialist,Continue reading “SI Joint Injections, Part 1: Lidocaine”

How I healed my SI joints without surgery

Hey everyone, I realized yesterday that everything I’ve written about my own road to healing really comes down to two factors: Letting sprained ligaments heal Building muscle strength These two factors make up two equally important sides of the same coin.  You need both for healing.  The key is to balance one against the other.Continue reading “How I healed my SI joints without surgery”

How SI joint dysfunction can affect the rest of your body

One of the craziest things about the SI joint is that even though it’s only meant to move a few millimeters, when those few millimeters of motion become restricted, it can really wreak havoc on the rest of your body. Although this joint isn’t meant to move a ton compared to other joints in theContinue reading “How SI joint dysfunction can affect the rest of your body”