23. Sacroiliac fusion surgery improves gait patterns of patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is an underappreciated pain generator in 15-30% of patients with low back pain. The SIJ functions as a primary structure which transfers loads of the upper body to the lower extremities. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD) is characterized by SIJ laxity with symptoms manifesting primarily as low back and lower extremity pain. Additionally, there is growing evidence that gait patterns may also be affected by SIJD. Although there is still much controversy, minimally invasive sacroiliac fusion (SIF) is gaining interest as a procedure for SIJD patients with unremitting pain.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Dry needling in hamstring muscle trigger points;   Other: Dry needling in hamstring muscle not trigger points Sponsor:   University of Alcala Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Abstract Chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP) is defined as pain or discomfort originating from the waist, which lasts for at least 12 weeks, but no radiculopathy or specific spinal diseases. CNLBP is a complicated medical problem and places a huge burden on healthcare systems. Clinical manifestation of CNLBP includes discogenic LBP, zygapophyseal joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain, and lumbar muscle strain. Further evaluation should be completed to confirm the diagnosis including auxiliary examination, functional assessment, and clinical assessment. The principle of the management is to relieve pain, restore ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
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