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It's a pelvic joint, I just heard it's called S I. Has anyone heard of it?

I have that, it can give a jolt every once in a while while walking or working in the kitchen, I'm going to a chirpractor for it every two weeks. 

 

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Hope you find relief and your treatments go well.

 

Sometimes I think getting old is one big lesson in joints going bad 🫣

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Sacroiliac joint, joins pelvis on ether side to sacrum or lower spine. There are several activities that can irritate and/or inflame it, with resulting pain. Arthritis can also be the culprit.  Treatment is available.......advisable to see ortho specialist.

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I have long had SI Joint dysfunction due to being hypermobile.  I see a physical therapist that is certified in Postural Restoration, as well as the usual pt protocols.  I have specific exercises I do daily to strengthen the muscles holding the pelvis and sacrum in their proper place.  I also have a regimen she has taught me to "correct" it when it gets out of alignment.  Usually it is a muscle imbalance, and for me learning these things has been a lifesaver.  I hope your chiropractor gave you excercises to do in addition to any adjustments he may do in office.  I went the accupuncture, chiropractor route with little success.  Good luck however you find relief.

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@gloriajean    Years ago I  had Rolfing done in a series of treatments... you might google this... it helped me at the time  with my SI joint.

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It's the sacroiliac joint and I don't why you would go to a chiropractor.  First see your pcp for an exam a referral to an orthopedic physician for a diagnosis.

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@gloriajean wrote:

It's a pelvic joint, I just heard it's called S I. Has anyone heard of it?

I have that, it can give a jolt every once in a while while walking or working in the kitchen, I'm going to a chirpractor for it every two weeks. 

 


Your S.I. joints are an abbreveation for the Sacro-Illieac joints. They're otherwise known as our "walking joints."

 

If you have any kind of mobility problems with them, you can tend to have problems with walking. 

 

They're located in the lower part of your pelvic region, closer to your "rear."

 

Mine on my left side tend to freeze or lock up and then I stiffen up on that side and I can't walk properly until they loosen again.

 

I also see a Chiropractor and he'll adjust that region and then I can walk better again. 

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@chrystaltree wrote:

It's the sacroiliac joint and I don't why you would go to a chiropractor.  First see your pcp for an exam a referral to an orthopedic physician for a diagnosis.


Chiropractors can work on the spine--and other body joints--with gentle adjustments and body work which in turn takes pressure off of nerves and muscles.

 

Sometimes they can provide relief where other methods may not have worked for certain people.

 

It all depends on what may work for someone. Smiley Happy

 

In some instances, a person's MD may refer them to an alternative health provider for care, like a Chiropractor. That's how I met mine--I was referred to him by an MD. 

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@gloriajean 

 

I have known about it for decades. Have had an injury below it(fractured tail bone), and above it(surgery to remove L-5/S-1 lumbar discs).

 

Chiropractic works for some, depending on its severity. Anti-inflammatories work for others, as does Physical Therapy. Worst case scenario is surgery. 

 

Hope this Chiropractic works out for you. If not, check out PT, and if able to take them, anti-inflammatories.

 

 

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@Toppers3 wrote:

@chrystaltree wrote:

It's the sacroiliac joint and I don't why you would go to a chiropractor.  First see your pcp for an exam a referral to an orthopedic physician for a diagnosis.


Chiropractors can work on the spine--and other body joints--with gentle adjustments and body work which in turn takes pressure off of nerves and muscles.

 

Sometimes they can provide relief where other methods may not have worked for certain people.

 

It all depends on what may work for someone. Smiley Happy

 

In some instances, a person's MD may refer them to an alternative health provider for care, like a Chiropractor. That's how I met mine--I was referred to him by an MD


 

         That was my point.  You didn't go to a chiropractor first. You saw an MD first.  He examined, assessed, diagnosed and referred you to a chiropractor, probably because that was your preference.  Some patients would have preferred physical therapy for the manipulations.