How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles

Hi everyone! Okay, so here’s a topic that comes up pretty often for people dealing with SIJD… and it’s also one that’s affected me personally. Many of you have asked 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,Continue reading “How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles”

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?”

Why I spent the weekend in the ER after a chiropractor visit

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.  ButContinue reading “Why I spent the weekend in the ER after a chiropractor visit”

SI Joint Injections, Part 3: Will an SI joint injection help you?

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. AndContinue reading “SI Joint Injections, Part 3: Will an SI joint injection help you?”

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”

Key Point #1: Identifying the problem

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 sayContinue reading “Key Point #1: Identifying the problem”