Hey there, first time on this board--looking for glimmers of hope in my wife's situation. She's been diagnosed with SI-joint disfunction and periformis syndrome, and scans have turned up a number of bulging lumbar discs, plus a small partial disc tear at T-12. She's been extremely athletic all her adult life (43 now), probably did all this damage by training too hard after two pregnancies, not listening to warning signs. Running was the first to go two years ago; then cycling; then rowing; then vigorous swimming. About a month ago she had to abandon even slow/gentle swimming. For the past few weeks it's gotten so bad she can't walk around the block without triggering SI and hip pain. Doctors aren't recommending surgery. She's trying PT protocols but they seem to aggravate everything. Anybody been here and come back from it, back to being active? Or know of anybody who has? Her GP told her that people don't recover from SI disfunction once it becomes chronic.