Inspiration, My Story

Grateful to be okay

Well, if there's anything I can say I learned last week week (in addition to chiropractors are dangerous), it's this: How very, very grateful I am not to have a permanent nerve injury. I guess that's sort of the obvious thing for anyone to say in this situation.  But what really surprised me was that… Continue reading Grateful to be okay

Sacroiliac Joint, Women's Health

Powerful female hormones, injuries, and pain

Something I've really come to notice during my time with SI joint issues is the effect of my hormonal cycle on my ligaments. I saw a female pain specialist once who put it very plainly: I have extremely healthy women come into my office-- women who are runners, women who are training for marathons-- and sometimes it… Continue reading Powerful female hormones, injuries, and pain

Neil Pearson, Nervous System, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, physical therapy

A successful experiment with acute stress

In my last post I outlined some ideas from Neil Pearson on how to stress our bodies in positive ways, in the hopes of re-shaping the way we process pain. I continued my experiment at the gym last night, and I think I stumbled upon the beginnings of what something like that would feel like.… Continue reading A successful experiment with acute stress

Chronic Pain, Neil Pearson, Nervous System, Pain Science, Quotes

Neil Pearson on the benefits of acute stress

I recently discovered this super thought-provoking article article from Neil Pearson on the positive effects of acute stress on the body. We normally think of stress in as the chronic, ongoing stress that continues for weeks on end, taking a toll on our body in the process.  However, there are ways in which acute stress--… Continue reading Neil Pearson on the benefits of acute stress

My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.

Update, Jan. 2018: Hi everyone– I’ve learned a ton since I wrote this post.  Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga!  And now, the original post: 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… Continue reading The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.