All of these stories are very interesting. The sacrum, which is the center bone of the pelvis, means 'sacred.' The 'ancients' felt it was the seat of the soul. In Hindu philosophy ( and others) the sacrum houses the important kundalini energy.Very similar to some people with ME/CFS with their very rapid onset. One guy - a weightlifter collapsed in the middle of a lift - never was the same again. A couple of months earlier he'd been in horrific car accident in which he was uninjured but someone else died. Gotta think that set him up for his later fall.
The sacrum is held in place with ligaments, ie, bone to bone soft tissue. These ligaments bear the weight of the entire body. So, damage to them can cause permanent sacral dysfunction. We appreciate that when knee ligaments are damaged a ligament graft is often needed.
This poor guy probably totally crashed his sacral ligaments during the lift. The sacrum also supports the spinal cord, so when the sacrum shifts, tension can be directed right to the spinal cord.
Geez, I will stop here. But, read Erik Dalton on the sacrum. Wow.
Thanks for sharing Cort. I am learning so much.