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by Bill P
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: likely si pain
Replies: 5
Views: 4142

clynesn - likely si pain

Clynesn, Here are some things that stand out from your post: 1. Almost certainly, you have very short, tight, psoas muscles that are contributing to your back pain. 2. Your hamstrings may be weak, but probably aren't tight. While the test you performed may indicate so, it may not be the correct test...
by Bill P
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Hi Randoph
Replies: 0
Views: 2272

Hi Randoph

Hi Randolph, Where have you been? I miss your straight forward and insightful replies on Dean's website. I also realize that while some people appreciate the detail in my replies, others need the broader explanations that you give. Hope this finds you well, and I'm looking forward to reading your ne...
by Bill P
Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

reply to Keli

Keli, A hypermobile SI joint is one in which there is an above-normal amount of movement within that joint. Let me also point out that some textbooks do not consider the SI joint to be a joint in the typical sense of the word. One of the reasons is because there is very little movement within this j...
by Bill P
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Posture re-education says stop RYB its not good for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Yannick

Yannick, What discipline does the woman practice that recommended you stop all the "Rebuild Your Back" exercises? Is she an MD, DC, PT, OT? Specifically, I would want to know, in detail, why your health care professional told you to stop all "Rebuild Your Back" exercises with the exception of the co...
by Bill P
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Sijitoni - sacroiliac joint

Sijitoni, I apologize; somehow I just assumed your question was related to my previous post in which I referenced ankylosing spondylitis. Determining whether your pain comes from the SI joint involves deductive reasoning as there is no single test to confirm or deny that the pain emanates from the s...
by Bill P
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

To Allison

Allison, The importance of the progress you feel you have made cannot be overlooked. Therefore, I would recommend that you continue to follow your current program; including the prone cobra. Although I previously discouraged you from performing the prone cobra, sometimes we have to alter conventiona...
by Bill P
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Sijtoni

Sijtoni, This reply is based on the assumption that your question concerned ankylosing spondylitis. If so, a rheumatologist is the physician of choice. They are highly trained in diagnosing joint inflammation. Ankylosing spondylitis falls in the family of approximately 100 different rheumatic diseas...
by Bill P
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Re: Sacroiliac joint problems

Hello all - stumbled across this site while trying to find out what the heck is wrong with my hip and have paid for and downloaded the RYB book today. I've been to the doctor and had an x-ray taken - nothing seems to be wrong bone-wise (which is good!). He signed me up for 6 sessions of physiothera...
by Bill P
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Re: Sacroiliac joint problems

Hello all - stumbled across this site while trying to find out what the heck is wrong with my hip and have paid for and downloaded the RYB book today. I've been to the doctor and had an x-ray taken - nothing seems to be wrong bone-wise (which is good!). He signed me up for 6 sessions of physiothera...
by Bill P
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Re: Sacroiliac joint problems

Hello all - stumbled across this site while trying to find out what the heck is wrong with my hip and have paid for and downloaded the RYB book today. I've been to the doctor and had an x-ray taken - nothing seems to be wrong bone-wise (which is good!). He signed me up for 6 sessions of physiothera...
by Bill P
Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Re: Sacroiliac joint problems

Hello all - stumbled across this site while trying to find out what the heck is wrong with my hip and have paid for and downloaded the RYB book today. I've been to the doctor and had an x-ray taken - nothing seems to be wrong bone-wise (which is good!). He signed me up for 6 sessions of physiothera...
by Bill P
Sun May 18, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Sacro-iliac function - Margie

Margie, Here are some exercises to help balance out the musculature in your hip. You will need to purchase a Swiss ball (also called a "Physio ball"). Make sure to obtain one that is of good quality as they can be quite harmful if they explode while you're using it (it is not very common, but does h...
by Bill P
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Re: Mazz

Mazz, I'd be glad to correspond directly w/you; but would rather that you provide your e-mail address to me in a reply post. (you didn't indicate that you purchased Dean's book, but I believe you should, as his book has some very good information). Bill P Mazz, To answer your question, the extra wei...
by Bill P
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Mazz

Mazz, To answer your question, the extra weight is a co-conspirator to your back pain. Working along with it, was your initial lack of transversus abdominus strength. Indeed, the extra weight is hurting your chances for a faster recovery. It does sound as if you have lower cross syndrome, with 2 1/2...
by Bill P
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Lower Back Pain
Topic: Sacroiliac strain
Replies: 97
Views: 142848

Re: Sacro-iliac function

Margie, Double check yor "Wall Standing" test and make absolutely sure that you have a gap between the back of your hand (not just the fingers) and your lower back. If you confirm your initial finding, and you do indeed have a 1-2 cm gap, then perform the stretch that follows. Do not attempt any of ...