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stupid si joints
Lauralizzie01 posted:
oke up two days in a row in misery, went to the chiro yesterday and he adjusted me, said my si joints were messed up... felt way better last night and woke up at six this morning to an awful pop in my back/hip. now im back in pain!

so my question is how do i avoid this? whats going on causing me to pop this joint? ive had lots of problems with my spine, but this is the first with the si joint!
bj1208 responded:
hi Lauralizzie01 -

have you been diagnosed by a spine specialist? either a Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist? Have you had MRI or CT Scan done? they can examine you, order tests (MRI/CT Scan) read the film results (only ones that are capable to do this properly) and offer a treatment option based on your needs. Seeing a Spine Specialist does not mean surgery but they are the only ones that can read the film reports.
You really should be examined by one as normally SI Joint issues esteem from some type of spine issue whereas a disc could be herniated pressing on the SI nerves.

I would stop going to the Chiropractor and see a Spine Specialist, get diagnosed properly and then if the treatment plan calls for physical therapy and/or chiropractic care you can get a script written that will outline what type of treatments can and cannot be done to your back/hip areas.

Hope this helps~~
Take care~~

~~ Joy ~~
Lauralizzie01 replied to bj1208's response:
yeah i have chronic back issues, three herniated disks ddd etc. have an appt the fifteenth and will bring it up to him then. also have had xrays and an mri, and am waiting on the results of my emg. my dr encourages the use of chiropractic care, not as a fix, but as a pain relief tool. thanks for your suggestions, i was just seeking other peoples experience etc.
davedsel57 responded:

I get a chiropractic adjustment about once per month. Many times I have increased pain the day after, and then it gets better over the next few days. Sometimes I will call my chiro and he does another adjustment for free and that helps.

Si joint problems are very common, especially in women who have had children. Problems with the upper sections of the spine often affects the si joints. While my entire spine is affected, I also have si problems. The chiro adjusts my entire spine and that helps.

Hope you can get relief soon.
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