I’ve held off on writing this post until I was absolutely sure, but the time has come for me to make my official pronouncement. In my post at the end of this past June, I explained how my SI joints were unexpectedly doing better following my 3 weeks in California. At first, I had thought … More The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.
Normally, I tend not to share work-in-progress type posts. I don’t like to take up everyone’s time talking about something I’m not sure about. I’ve just been through SO much– filled so many notebooks with my scribbles, had so many “epiphanies” thinking I’d figured it all out– only to find out that so many of … More Could my frequent chiropractor visits be making my SI joint problem worse?
I’ve realized something about myself recently– something that has implications for my ability to heal. I’m sharing it with you all, in case it can help spark a similar realization for anyone else out there. *** As many of you know, when I was in high school I had an eating disorder. I was very … More Inner Limits
I had a crazy, fun-filled weekend. The kind of weekend I haven’t had in at least five years. Five years ago, my friends and I went to a “tango night” at a local restaurant. It was an amazing evening. The teachers were professional dancers, and a lot of the other students were from other countries. … More Lessons from an amazing weekend
In Part 1 of this series, I explained how the learning the “muscle energy technique” from my physical therapist Paula marked a turning point for me in my SI joint journey. Above, I’m including a Youtube video of a physical therapist demonstrating this technique. (I actually use a few different variations on the moves she … More An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2
For some reason, my post on my issues with the sacroiliac joint has been getting a ton of views recently. I’m not sure what happened– whether Google decided to rank my blog more prominently in its search results, or if more people are aware of the sacroiliac joint in general, and looking to find answers. … More An update on my sacroiliac joint saga
The more knowledge I’ve acquired about the human body, the more I realize that most of the problems I have now are due to lack of muscle strength. When I developed compartment syndrome at the age of seventeen, it was due to over-training for the spring track season (combined with the fact that I had … More Muscle Strength: Use It or Lose It
Update, Sept. 2016: I have come a long way in the two years since I wrote this post. I’ve learned, I’ve researched, and most importantly, I’ve strengthened my entire body. I can tell you now that sacroiliac joint issues are real, and it is possible to heal them! I’m leaving this post up as a testament to … More My saga with the sacroiliac joint
It’s been a few years now since I first began to understand my pain problem– three, to be specific. Since then, I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress in terms of how I view pain and my nervous system, and how much trust I have in my body. Finally, I was able to … More What’s going on with me right now