publication . Article . 2009

Prevalence of Concomitant Sacroiliac joint Dysfunction in Patients With Image Proven Herniated Lumbar Discs

Salah Alalawi; Ali akbar Jafarian; Seyed Pezhman Madani; Mohammad Dadian; Keykavous Firouznia;
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  • Published: 01 May 2009 Journal: Medical Journal of The Islamic Republic of Iran (issn: 1016-1430, eissn: 2251-6840, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Iran University of Medical Sciences
Background:Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is a widely known but poorly defined cause of low back pain. To our knowledge, few published studies have been conducted to evaluate systematically the prevalence and significance of concomitant sacroiliac joint dysfunction in patients with herniated lumbar discs. As concomitant SIJ dysfunction in low back pain patients is likely to respond to particular noninvasive interventions such as manipulation,improved understanding of the relationship between these two diagnoses would improve clinical decision making and research.Methods:This study was designated to estimate the prevalence of concomitant sacroiliac joint dysf...
Medical Subject Headings: musculoskeletal diseasesmusculoskeletal system
free text keywords: Sacroiliac Joint, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Radiculopathy, Low Back Pain, Medicine (General), R5-920
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