Hello hello everyone! In this post I wanted to clarify another concept readers often ask me about. If you've read through my story, you probably know that a big turning point in my healing came in the summer of 2016. I had been struggling with SI joint dysfunction for five years at that point, and it … Continue reading Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).
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! Someone asked recently, over in our SI Joint Discussion Forum, how often to start out doing pool exercise. I answered her about the pool, but the same concept is true for any form of exercise, when you're coming back from a long-term injury. Start small. Start wherever you are. When I first started … Continue reading When it comes to exercise, start where you are.
Okay, so. I'm not going to start this post out with my normal "Hi, everyone!" because I'm not feeling cheerful right now. I'm annoyed. I just went on Twitter and saw, for what feels like the hundredth time, someone claiming that SI joint dysfunction isn't a real thing. Originally, I wanted to screenshot the tweet … Continue reading When people claim SI joint dysfunction isn’t real
Hi everyone! So... my goal with this blog is to provide you guys with as much accurate information as possible. I share, from a patient perspective, the information that has helped me, across the course of my various meetings with doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. And I want to be clear about the fact that … Continue reading My meeting with a spine specialist who doesn’t believe in SI joint dysfunction.
Hi everyone! So, here is Part 2 to the post I published yesterday. It's about how, all this time, I thought only a chiropractor would be able to help me with rotation of the lumbar vertebrae... but it turns out, I was wrong. Well, as it turns out... there are other medical professionals who can treat it. … Continue reading Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 2
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 just discovered the most moving and informative story of one woman's four-year quest to resolve debilitating pelvic pain. It's from Megan McGorry, and her blog is Mermaid's Reel. There are SO many reasons why I wanted to share this with you. Really, her post speaks for herself. But for the purposes of … Continue reading Megan’s Story: “Not Interstitial Cystitis, PNE, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, or Vulvodynia, but an Orthopedic Hip Injury?”
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