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SI Joint Problems. (Sacroiliac Joint)

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posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 04:37 PM
Well, my SI joint is locked up tighter than a virgin before her wedding night. Can't walk, can't move. Anyone on ATS have any fixes?

I've seen the chiro, they couldn't adjust it. I tried the shoulder and leg into the wall. Pushing the knees around. I'm ready to try jumping off the roof to put it back into place.

When I walk, I feel a ton of muscles moving that shouldn't need to for simple leg movement. Seems I'm a walking stick right now. With no sign of being able to fix it.

edit on 14-7-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 05:00 PM
reply to post by boncho

Good luck bud. That's the best I can say. I have been fighting SI / lower-back pain with intense spasms for the last four months. Physical therapy helped slightly, but a recent flare up of spasms has put me back to square one. Chiropractors and Physical therapists don't want to touch me anymore because they fear the spasms.

Ultrasound therapy was always nice and the chiropractor was more than willing to do it for free. Working with the physical therapist was mostly straight leg raises with the assistance of a yoga strap in 30 second intervals.

Try some deep tissue massage or working with a foam roller and stay active. I hurt with every step, and it seems every other step causes a spasm, but you kinda just have to push through it.

If you literally cannot move, you may need to sit tight for a little while. During the worst of my pains in the last four months, I spent a week unable to leave my bed. I was pissing into a bucket, and my wife was stuck with cleanup duties. It sucked. After that week I was able to push myself back out of bed and start walking with a cane again.

Walking with a cane has been a pain in my butt, too. It never feels like normal walking and I feel something inside grinding. Usually I can push through it for a couple days and the spasms I get while sleeping at night will cause some things to realign and give me temporary relief from the pain.

Obviously, the best thing you could do is go see your doctor before things get worse. Sometimes, they just cannot help you though. I have been to the ER three times since this all started, had a crazy number of blood draws, and most recently got a spinal tap to see if they could figure it out. Nothing yet. Just know that there are other people out there going through horrible pain just like you. If that helps at all
I know it doesn't... Good luck man.

In short: See your doctor, lots of stretching, lots of walking
Military version: Change your socks, drink water, take motrin


posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 05:01 PM
Are you sure it's not a really bad muscle spasm?

Have you taken any anti-inflammatorys?

Whats the history of the injury? What were you doing when it first happened?


posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 05:15 PM
Hi I'm sorry to hear you are's a horrible situation to be in! I just want to let you know what worked for me under the instructions of my physio a few years back and I honestly haven't suffered major back problems since. I had a badly protruding disc in my low lumbar region and was in a position of 'either do these exercises or have surgery'. I was taking high doses of codeine,voltorol and paracetamol all to little effect, but with a lot of discomfort and determination I did it:

I'll try to describe the best I can. Lay flat on the floor, face down. Bring your arms up to shoulder level with your hands flat on the floor by your shoulders as if you are about to do 'push- ups'. Push your upper body up of the floor until just your hips are in contact with the floor, so in effect you are curling your upper body up backwards. Hold this position to the count of 5 then gently lower yourself back down.
I was told to do this 100 times 3 times a day. I used to cry with pain but it honestly did work for me by literally pushing the disc back into place!

Something you could try assuming it's a disc problem, of course.

Wishing you the best and that you find some relief soon.


posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 06:19 PM
Hey, did your chiro know about Advanced Biostructural Correction?

Almost two years ago my back gave out on me.....went to the chiro - turned out my spine was not only twisted vertically like a corkscrew, but also out of alignment front to back, AND side to side. It looked in the xray like my torso was balanced 3 inches to the left of my sackerilliack (jk...Sacro-iliac).

I've been to many chiros over the past 3 decades - and I swear, if I hadn't been treated by this doc (ABC is the name of the treatment technique) I'd have been in the ER getting surgery and rods put into my spine. There was a 90-degree 'turn' in my spine just above my pelvis (front to back) ===

Spinal Cord Injury.
Hope you find a good doc.

posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 06:22 PM
Anti inflammitory and muscle relaxant meds if you have them. Alternating cold and hot packs. Rest. Gentle stretching. Gentle massage by a cute young asian girl (or guy if appropriate). Hope you are better soon!

posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 08:04 PM
Acupuncture with trigger point release or estim ,and rolfing .

posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 12:14 AM
I don't know what is behind this. However MSM is the thing that works for my joints, from the health food store, non radiated. It takes away both pain and swelling.

My father has lower back pain and he sits in the sauna and blasts the jets on his back several times a week and its making him better.

White Willlow, Devil's Claw, etc. That implies that ibropfun would help too, in bringing down the swelling. I know some are on much stronger for back conditions.

Therapeutic massage, the kind that targets back, joints, arthritis, etc.

MSM is used by every cell in your body, like Vit D, which I would also take in hefty amounts with magnesium to absorb it. Its really good for your immune system.

Resting your back from any injury is important. Sometimes I use a foam ball or soft cylindar and roll it against a door frame but its also, it can hurt even more.

There are different causes for different parts of the body, different joints, so a doctor and some research may be needed.

posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 04:46 AM
reply to post by boncho

One possibility is you may have one leg slightly longer than the other (even by 1-2mm can make a significant difference running up the body, certainly at the SI joints over the years). I'm a professionally Licensed Massage Therapist and I've seen this all the time and once it gets to the point that you are describing here you must seek out the source of what caused this from the beginning which may have started all the way back from childhood or in your genetic structure alone if it's something such as one leg being ever so slightly longer than the other. Although you were extremely locked up from the date that you had posted this there this is an available product which has been a god send that I've helped many of my clients recover their SI joints. It's called the Sacrowedgy, catchy name I know. It was developed by a Doctor of Osteopathy and has worked wonders for myself personally and for many of my clients from a paraplegic, 80 year old to pregnant moms. It is a product that fits the shape of your tail bone (sacrum) and you either can sit or lie down on it. There is one made for males the other for females. This product uses gravity to slowly release the restrictions within the sacroiliac (si) joints by loosening the pressure of the tailbone against the iliac bones by being slightly above them while one is on the sacrowedgy. Go to and take a look at the videos they have on their homepage.

In addition I might recommend you check out a man named Gray Cook who is a Physical Therapy, Rehab & Sports Medicine Specialist and has reached some astounding results with his patients. He uses the basic concepts of primal movement patterns. This particular approach is growing in popularity quite a bit and is a simple tool used in place of the cookie cutter approaches out there for rehab. There are many websites he's connected to (including facebook) but you may be interested in reading a webpage that discusses the concept of 'Functional Dysfunction' in regards to how the body still seeks to function irregardless of circumstances ( You can find therapists all over the US that are specialists in Functional Movement here:

Good luck!

posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 06:03 AM
reply to post by boncho

Forget the chiro
What you need is an osteopath
I have had lower back probs since i was in a car crash 30 years ago
Have tried every thing and the only thing that worked was a good osteopath.
good luck.

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