Hi everyone! Okay, so here's a topic that's come up pretty often with readers... and it's also one that's affected me personally. Many of you have written to me about strange popping sensations and/or pain in the front of your pelvis. Sometimes over the hip socket, and sometimes right by the pubic symphysis, which is … Continue reading How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles
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 a … Continue reading Moving forward//where do I go from here?
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! 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?
Hi everyone! In my recent posts, I've been talking about lidocaine and cortisone injections for the SI joints-- the various risks and benefits your doctor should tell you up front. However, I wanted to address a larger question I had when I first looked into them, and why I, personally, decided not to proceed. And … Continue reading SI Joint Injections, Part 3: Will an SI joint injection help you?
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 the … Continue reading How SI joint dysfunction can affect the rest of your body
This is probably one of the most frustrating parts of this whole journey to look back on. The first time one of my SI joints ever locked up, it was a terrifying experience. All of a sudden, for no reason I could understand, I could barely lift one of my legs. It was as though … Continue reading Key Point #6: When someone finally told me only one SI joint could lock up at a time
Honestly, as much as I have criticized chiropractors at times on here, I know I would have been completely lost when my SI joint first locked up back in 2011 if my chiropractor hadn't been able to explain things to me. I've flat out never seen a physician that had anything truly helpful to say … Continue reading Key Point #1: Identifying the problem