Do you have pains in your lower or upper back, buttock or leg? Do you have muscle stiffness or even spasms in your back, leg, neck? Headacke? Ischias? Radiating leg pain or tingling? Piriformis problems?
And doctors don't know what is wrong with you? They blame your scoliosis, curvatures, bad posture, weak muscles, short leg,...
Wellcome to world of SIJD patients! There are millions of us and many doctors don't even believe we exist...
For me to get help took about 25 years. During that time I had about 40 useless visits in about 20 doctors, had many X-rays, MRIs and countless amount of blood and pee tests? They were all useless and expensive!
I got some help from about 20 visits to few physical therapeutists (mainly from acupuncture), about 15 visits to a chiropractor and about 30 visits to a naprapath. But the help was only temporarily? Still it kept me alive!
Finally after 15 years of chronic back pain, leg numbness, headaches and many more nasty SIJD-symptoms I found a doctor who knew what SIJD is and how to correct it.
And there are many others like me:
"I have been recently diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. I have had a lower back problem for 12 years and someone finally diagnosed me." - pkchop01, Posted 03-15-2005
"After 7 yrs of chronic sciatic pain, multiple rounds of conservative treatment, and numerous visits to neurosurgeons and physiatrists, I have just gone to a chiropracter for the first time and was diagnosed with Sacroiliac Syndrome.- Why dont doctors take it a step further to assess for this???" ? goldilox, Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2003
What is it?
Twisted Pelvis, Malaligned Pelvis, Sacroiliac Syndrome, SI Joint Dysfunction, SI Joint Syndrome, Pelvic Inequality, Upslip, Anteriorly Rotated Innominate, Rotated Ilium, Sacroiliac Joint Sprain,?
"Each year millions of people suffer with low back pain. Lower back pain is very common and may persist anywhere from a few months to several years. Many times the source of low back pain can be caused by malalignment of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) resulting in a sprain. This condition can often remain undiagnosed for several years if your health care professional is not trained to identify the signs and symptoms of a sacroiliac joint problem..."
Even J.F. Kennedy seems to had SIJD, but doctors didn't understand it then, they don't understand it now. Most of them don't believe such a disorder even exists...
"I wonder if there are few doctors would diagnose anyone with an SI joint issue. It seems to be something pts will term a patient as having, but I wonder if doctors are aware of this issue. I only wonder based on my own experience of having a brother in law as an orthopedic doctor and scratching his head at the idea of having an sijd. How can that be when the SI ligaments are the strongest in the body, he wonders."
"Recognizing that very few physicians are trained in diagnosing pelvic joint dysfunctions, my judgment is that these are the most frequently amisdiagnosed (or nondiagnosed) conditions in the United States, effecting millions of patients annually."
Orrin Mann MD, MPH.
And how many patients in world wide? I?d say hundreds of millions of them?
"There is very little written about the Sacro-Iliac joint (S.I.) in medical books on backache. As Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical residents are not taught to consider S.I. dysfunction as a cause of back pain, it is not surprising that surgeons know little of diagnosis and treatment."
Arnold Graham Smith, M.D., F.R.C.S, April, 1999
No-one listens to us patients..?
"A chiropractor I saw told me this was the cause of my pain but an orthopedic doctor, neurologist, and neurosurgeon told me it wasn't. It turns out I really had sacroiliac joint dysfunction due to loose ligaments on those joints. " -Silvia
"Well, it can be quite difficult to get SI J problems diagnosed & recognised. You see, so many Drs & Specialists don't believe that this joint can move at all let alone move & cause pain. I was first diagnosed by an excellent physio who then wrote a report to the Drs & Specialists I was seeing at the time. My GP took it on board to try to find out more about it, his wife also being a physio, was able to explain it more fully to him, so he has been very sympathetic, but the Orthopaedic specialist I was seeing at that time had not been long in the field & had no idea nor did he want to listen.? ? jules, Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005
And hundreds of similar stories exits, but no doctor wants to listen?