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Sound familiar…rotated sacrum?

LA_runner_chickLLA_runner_chick Posts: 91
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
A little background: for the past 18 months, I've been trying to first, get diagnosed and the treat a pinched nerve at L5/S1. Along the way, some SI joint issues sprung up.
My care leaves a lot to be desired. My referring ortho and pain management doctor don't talk -- the ortho OKed me for chiro, but the pain management doc.flatly dismisses chiro for SI joint problems. To make matters worse, the chiro my ortho recommended is outside of my network (don't you love HMOs…)
Last week the pain got annoying enough that I went to a highly recommended chiro for a fix. He tells me I have a rotated sacrum, which could be making the pinched nerve (which is on the other side) worse.

Anyone else get treatment for a rotated sacrum?


  • Yes I can say I have, years ago. There were many things tried, PT with manipulation and an osteopath who also did manipulation trying to get it to move back. Alas not much success.

    But my SI joint became messed up after being knocked unconscious by a snowboarder so the impact seemed to put the SI joint in another time zone.

    I still have problems with it.

    Good luck. The first step is a good diagnosis from a good doctor that you are comfortable with. Then a PT who specializes in SI joint stuff.

    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
  • FWIW, I've had by far the best results not with docs and chiros but with sports oriented physical therapists. There's a lot of soft tissue involvement with SI joint issues and I find that a really good physical therapist has much more expertise in that area than a doc or chiro. But it means you have to seek out a really good sports oriented physical therapist.
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