Chronic and Acute Low Back Pain and Its Relationship to the Sacral X-Axis, Leg Length Changes, Sciatica, Abdominal Pain, Idiopathic Scoliosis, and Incontinence

Several interactive pelvic axes occur during activities of weight-bearing and ambulation. Flexion and extension of the symmetrical innominates occur on the sacral x-axis with weight-bearing. Normal asymmetric innominate rotation occurs on the innominate axis at the pubic symphysis during weight-bearing with normal ambulation. Oblique sacral movement occurs on an oblique sacral axis concurrent with asymmetric innominate movement. Acute and chronic low back pain is commonly caused by a bilateral symmetrical or oblique anterior innominate rotation on the sacrum on an acetabular axis, usually while lifting, bending, lowering, shoveling, sweeping, a pendulous abdomen, during pregnancy, or with a postural forward head. The innominates are caused to sublux slightly cephalad and laterally on the sacral x-axis at the posterior inferior iliac spine (PIIS). This is a measurable movement that puts a rotational shear on the bilateral sacral x-axis and separates the sacral origins of both the gluteus maximus and the piriformis from their ileal origins resulting in pain across the mid-buttocks into the trochanter, down the tensor fascia lata into the lateral knee causing piriformis syndrome, pain across the buttock from the PIIS to the trochanter, a sciatic neuritis or a pseudosciatica. In all probability, true sciatica is probably not from the disc but rather caused where the sciatic nerve exits just below or sometimes through the compromised piriformis. A specific abdominal pain may also ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

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Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
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Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
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Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
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Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Purpose of review To compare outcomes of 27-gauge and 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. Recent findings Sixty-eight patients undergoing microincisional PPV for treatment of vitreoretinal diseases were randomized 1 : 1 to 27-gauge or 23-gauge surgery with a 7500 cuts-per-minute vitrectomy probe. The most common reasons for vitrectomy were epiretinal membrane (49%) and vitreous hemorrhage (24%). Mean ± standard deviation (SD) changes from immediate preoperative to immediate postoperative intraocular pressure were −0.40 ± 6.60 mmHg in the 27-ga...
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: RETINAL, VITREOUS AND MACULAR DISORDERS: Edited by Brandon G. Busbee and John W. Kitchens Source Type: research
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Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
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Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Treatment Source Type: research
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Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
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