Julie’s success with prolotherapy :)

Hi everyone! As you may know, one of the treatments people often consider for SI joint dysfunction is prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is a relatively new, and still somewhat experimental, treatment to try to help ligaments heal.  It can be used on any injured joint, not just the SI joints.  Basically, a physician injects a solution thatContinue reading “Julie’s success with prolotherapy :)”

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!).”

Megan’s Story: “Not Interstitial Cystitis, PNE, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, or Vulvodynia, but an Orthopedic Hip Injury?”

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 ofContinue reading “Megan’s Story: “Not Interstitial Cystitis, PNE, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, or Vulvodynia, but an Orthopedic Hip Injury?””

How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency

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 achieveContinue reading “How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency”

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”

Advice to a reader: running, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hi everyone! As many of you know, I love getting emails from readers because they compel me to think about SI joint concepts in different ways, and come up with better ways of phrasing things than I might otherwise. I recently heard from a man who had been very active in things like running, rockContinue reading “Advice to a reader: running, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”

My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane

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 inContinue reading “My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane”

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?”

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”