Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Pain in right lower back developed gradually after 2 to 3 years of pulling loaded wheelchairs from ground up into van up narrow ramps then lowering them at end of day to ground. Used right leg as brace to lift them and landed on right leg as chair weight pulled body forward when lowering.
When I trip or slightly jar the right side of my body my symptoms return (shortening of right leg/contraction, pain in outer right foot and right shin, altered breathing, head tightness, groin and inner leg pain) however is quickly controlled by my chiropractor who does the leg drop plus trigger point.
I believe this condition has caused significant arthritis also to the right hip and lumbar area. I have been doing the SIJ exercise on your site despite the hip issues and it is giving much relief. However the head heaviness/tightness is still prevalent, which I think may be connected to this issue also. Can you suggest something for the head tightening. Thanks.
Do three little tests for me please:
* Lying on your back pull the knee to your chest and then to the opposite shoulder, compare with other leg. What do you feel?
* Bend forwards and then backwards and then to the side. Is the naughty leg much tighter, more painful than the other leg?
* Go to C-H and do the Slump Test for Sciatica
and let me know what the result is.
* A fourth. Stand on your toes on the good leg, raise the heel. Is the naughty lower leg as strong?
Let me know.