by Sophia
(Gainesville, Florida, US)

Dr Lewis,

Thank you for all the work you have put into this page, the youtube video supplements on your channel, and for a slight Aussie accent...

My name is Sophia, I'm a graduate student in Gainesville, Northern Florida, in the US. Two physiotherapists friends have diagnosed me with an SI condition with possible SI ligament laxity, and a possible but slight leg discrepancy. I have been in pain for a year now.

I am not sure what the cause of this condition is but I can think of plenty of traumas as a possible cause, although it would help to nail it, of course....: I grew up horse-riding until I was 16, (I am 39 years old now), I have gained some 7 kilos through the course of my MasterĀ“s program and have blamed too much sitting because of it, I am on my MTB bike all the time and do carry heavy bagpacks at times, I walk too big dogs on 8 meter-retractable leads and they have been known to occasionally pull hard when a squirrel crosses the street, I used to sleep on my tummy but can no longer do that. It can be any of these causes, I reckon...

I would like to know if you could recommend any PT in "my neck of the woods" as you suggested above. Unfortunately, I do not live in Miami, but 7 hours North of there, in Gainesville, home of The University of Florida. We have a unniveristy-affiliated orthopedics center but I do not know anybody on first hand recommendations. Since one of my PT friends is moving out of state and I only saw him twice and the other PT friend lives in Spain, I am not ready to go knock on any door. You have done a lot of research on the lumbar topics, which is why I am writing you today.

I do want to thank you for your time and wish you a very bright day.


Sigh... South African accent, Sophia! Like calling a Scotsman, English! Just kidding.

If you've had lower back pain for a year, then it's time to do something different. Perhaps a new X-ray, an examination by someone else, a new set of exercises done in a disciplined way (I take it you've seen the exercises I give on Youtube), or perhaps give Chiropractic a try.

No, sorry, I can't recommend anyone in your neck of the woods. Follow the usual route, talk to friends and family, even your doctor, and get the name of a conscientious thorough Chiro. There's someone out there ready to help you.

Does bending backwards and sideways hurt? Could be a facet rather than SI.

I hope this contributes.

Dr. Barrie Lewis

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