Bruce Dall was born in South Omaha. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Michigan State University's affiliated orthopedic residency program and Southern Illinois University's spine fellowship. He became an orthopedic spinal surgeon in 1985 and began his practice at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As a young, highly educated, but by his own admission, a yet naive surgeon who expected to have all the answers, Dr. Dall soon realized he, along with his peers, knew little to nothing about how the sacroiliac joint related to chronic back pain, as it was not receiving any attention from the medical education establishment. He also learned that countless patients were suffering from chronic back pain which traditional treatments often failed to relieve. He then began a quest for answers about how to diagnose and treat chronic sacroiliac joint problems, now proven to be a prime generator for back pain. Dr. Dall's research and self-training led him to literally create his own treatments, including surgery, for patients whose suffering from chronic sacroiliac joint pain had not been relieved by antiquated and poorly understood textbook methods. The sources for this book include Dr. Dall's thirty years' experience in the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of patients with chronic sacroiliac joint pain, as well as the shared experiences of several colleagues, laboratory research, and a century's worth of literature on the subject of fusing the sacroiliac joints together when all other treatment methods failed. He has published several clinical studies on long-term outcomes from surgeries. Currently, Dr. Dall is an Associate Professor at Western Michigan University School of Medicine. He is involved in ongoing clinical and laboratory research on the sacroiliac joint, and continues to write on the subject for medical professionals and those suffering from chronic sacroiliac joint pain.