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SI joint dysfunction

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by timeofmylife, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. timeofmylife

    timeofmylife Newcomer

    Hi all! I’m happy to have found this site and all of you.
    I have been battling debilitating back issues since my teens (15 years of struggle and counting). When I had my son four years ago I spent most of my pregnancy bent over double and crawling up the stairs it was horrendous.
    I’ve seen several physios chiros etc and all diagnosed SI joint dysfunction (hyper mobile) and said it was causing my pain and back spasms. I haven’t seen a lot about the SI joint and TMS... has anyone had success curing this with a TMS approach?
    I am so desperate to get better and Dr Sarnos book really resonated with me. It took so much of my fear away and I did feel the pain settled / improved but then it came raging back (I know this can happen with TMS).
    Things that hold me back from believing it’s TMS are the things I’ve been told by physios etc, I’ve even been shown a video of myself walking on a treadmill and how my hip drops lower than the other one. My physio also pushed my hips down on each side and said how there was hardly any ligament support on my ‘bad’ side. He made me wear a support belt and said I should wear it everyday. These things all stick in my mind and go against the other part of me that believes this could be TMS. I’ve never had any scans. I worry they will show something that makes me even more upset about my back.
    Thank you for you support or advice!
     
  2. Cog

    Cog Peer Supporter

    Hi, it can be difficult when your doctor is giving you all the messages that your body is the problem. Most doctors don't now about mindbody so all they can tell you is about what they know. I would recommend you seek advice from a doc that has knowledge about TMS.

    Remember... your doc can't help you if he has never heard of TMS or the science regarding mindbody pain. Keep that in mind when he gives you advice. He's give you only what he knows... which is limited.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2021
  3. timeofmylife

    timeofmylife Newcomer


    Thank you so much for replying. I have booked a consult with a TMS specialist for next week :) I would still love to hear from anyone else that has recovered from SIJ issues to help add to my evidence of this being TMS. There just isn’t anything about it in the books I’ve read. I’m looking forward to speaking to the TMS specialist for sure!
     
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  4. Cog

    Cog Peer Supporter

    There are success stories out there... i found this one. I'm sure there are many, many more.

    By Lisa Lee Lacy
    Posting this hopefully to encourage any of you who are struggling. Today I ran my first half marathon in over three years. Two years ago, I would have never thought it would be possible to run again, much less do a half. I went from a very active, healthy person to virtually disabled. In October of 2017 after about a year of trying every conservative treatment, I finally gave in and had a discectomy to “fix” a herniated disc that was supposedly causing my pain. I was pain free afterwards for about 3 weeks before it not only returned, but moved to other areas as well. I got to where walking for exercise was hard, my social life was nonexistent as I was too afraid to travel or even go out to dinner because sitting was so miserable. I did PT, chiropractic, acupuncture, traction, prolotherapy, injections, posture work, etc., etc, etc. I had diagnosis’s of disc degeneration, annular tears, SI joint disfunction, piriformis syndrome. I saw countess doctors and spent thousands (stopped counting at around $25k) and continued to get worse. I seriously was ready to give up on life when I stumbled upon Dr. Sarno’s Healing Back Pain. It not only changed my life, but gave me my life back. I can’t begin to express my gratitude for the late Dr. I then read his other books along with Steve Ozanich’s. All game changers for me. I also highly recommend Eddy Lindenstein’s podcasts and Dan Buglio's videos. So helpful to keep me on track!
    I am back to being extremely active, I travel, and live my life without fear of pain or fear that I am causing harm to my body because there is something “structurally wrong”.
    I was literally choking up when I crossed the finish line today!
     
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  5. timeofmylife

    timeofmylife Newcomer

    You are so kind to look for this for me .. thank you! I had two zoom chats with TMS counsellors today and think I’ve found one to move forward with. It’s a program with 1:1 counselling and a program to work through in my own time and I’m excited to start the process. She has helped others with SI issues which is very reassuring to me too. Thank you again for taking the time to share that success story.
     
  6. Cog

    Cog Peer Supporter

    You're welcome! Sounds like you're on the right track :)
     

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