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    Old 04-10-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
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    unstable pelvis?

    I sometimes have lower back pains. Now someone told me that it could be caused because my pelvis isn't stable or something. Does anybody know about this disorder? Symptoms of it? Exercises to heal it? Serious risks involved with an unstable pelvis?

     
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    Old 04-10-2005, 02:23 PM   #2
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    SI dysfunction

    The muscles and ligaments wear out like rubber bands and cause the back to shift and ultimately causing arthritis in the spine. The first step is diagnosis, then PT, SI belt, Prolotherapy, or surgery.

    If it is the SI, then sitting will be really painful and you will know it.

    Posture plays a huge part.

    You might want to search SI dysfunction on this site and read other people's experiences in regards to how they handled it.

    I am two years and still now healed

     
    Old 04-10-2005, 04:22 PM   #3
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    The best thing you can do is see a spine specialist...maybe an orthopedic surgeon. He will order an MRI and then you will know. Don't assume you have instability. You may have a disc that is bulging a bit, you could have SI joint problems, you could have a sprained muscle....too many things to guess. A firm diagnosis is needed.

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    Old 04-10-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    An MRI is not necessary, really. A simple leg raise test or other PT tests can comfirm whether or not you have a problem. If you lay flat on your back and lay a level across your hip bones, you can tell if you are out of alignment. An MRI runs a lot of money even if you only have a co-pay.

    What are your symptoms?

    Do you feel loosey goosey? Is one leg longer than the other?

    I am not sure that a bulge in a disc would make your pelvis unstable, but instability can cause a bulge in your disc. It caused me to have arthritis in my facets and one disc.

    Get back to us with symptoms.


     
    Old 04-11-2005, 02:39 AM   #5
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    Well, like I said, I have lower back pains. Not that often, but when it happens it's always in the same situation: when I'm lying down. Mostly when I'm lying down on my stomach. When I round my back, the pain goes away, and when I round my back for enough time, I can then relax and the pain is gone. Sometimes the pain is a bit higher, like waist height. Other situation: I'm lying on a hard examination table at the PT's on my back, with my legs stretched and I feel the pain. When I bend my knees the pain very slowly goes away.

    I told my PT this (I had some sessions for another problem) and she didn't seem concerned. She just showed me a pelvic exercise that was good against lower back pain according to her. She also said I was remarkably good at the exercise, seeing as I had never done it before. (flexible pelvis?). I had to lay on my back, knees bent, and "flip" my pelvis (push my lower back against the table).

    I have no idea if one leg is longer than the other...
    Sitting isn't really a problem. I find it uncomfortable sitting on a normal chair for a long time, but it isn't painful.

    These lower back pains don't bother me that much, but if it's a sign of something worse.

     
    Old 04-12-2005, 02:40 AM   #6
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    A reaction, please?

     
    Old 04-12-2005, 10:45 AM   #7
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    They showed you the pelvis tilt which helps with abs.

    Sounds like you are a-okay.

    Look at all of those dancers on MTV, now they have loose pelvises.

     
    Old 11-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #8
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    [QUOTE=lietchi;1613579]I sometimes have lower back pains. Now someone told me that it could be caused because my pelvis isn't stable or something. Does anybody know about this disorder? Symptoms of it? Exercises to heal it? Serious risks involved with an unstable pelvis?[/QUOTE]

     
    Old 11-24-2009, 01:35 AM   #9
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    Re: unstable pelvis?

    Hi Betty,

    I too have a an unstable pelvis and it causes havoc on the rest of your lower body if left untreated. I have gone to PT years ago for this and it did help. But I also have fibro in the lower pelvic wall that is very, very painful w/intercourse. I once had a steroid shot via vagina and I almost when through the roof! Never again on that because it did nothing. We were at last resorts by then.
    So see if PT will help. It won't hurt and there are exercises they show you that could also help along w/going to the PT. Believe me, I know what you are going through. I have even had PT for months in the pelvic floor that did nothing. That was just something that didn't work for me. It doesn't sound like anything to do w/your unstable pelvis. One of the biggest things I was told, and most women do it, is cross your legs. That makes it worse and we all do it. It is a very HARD habit to break. That also causes an unstable pelvis.

    Best of luck and keep me posted!

    Susie

     
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