The immovable joint formed by the lateral surfaces of the SACRUM and ILIUM.
Inflammation of the SACROILIAC JOINT. It is characterized by lower back pain, especially upon walking, fever, UVEITIS; PSORIASIS; and decreased range of motion. Many factors are associated with and cause sacroiliitis including infection; injury to spine, lower back, and pelvis; DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS; and pregnancy.
Inflammation of the joints of the SPINE, the intervertebral articulations.
'Joint diseases' is a broad term that refers to medical conditions causing inflammation, degeneration, or functional impairment in any part of a joint, including the cartilage, bone, ligament, tendon, or bursa, thereby affecting movement and potentially causing pain, stiffness, deformity, or reduced range of motion.
A chronic inflammatory condition affecting the axial joints, such as the SACROILIAC JOINT and other intervertebral or costovertebral joints. It occurs predominantly in young males and is characterized by pain and stiffness of joints (ANKYLOSIS) with inflammation at tendon insertions.
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
Methods of delivering drugs into a joint space.
Bones that constitute each half of the pelvic girdle in VERTEBRATES, formed by fusion of the ILIUM; ISCHIUM; and PUBIC BONE.
Tuberculosis of the bones or joints.
Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.
Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.
Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
The largest of three bones that make up each half of the pelvic girdle.
Discomfort associated with the bones that make up the pelvic girdle. It occurs frequently during pregnancy.
The planned and carefully managed manual movement of the musculoskeletal system, extremities, and spine to produce increased motion. The term is sometimes used to denote a precise sequence of movements of a joint to determine the presence of disease or to reduce a dislocation. In the case of fractures, orthopedic manipulation can produce better position and alignment of the fracture. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p264)
A bone that forms the lower and anterior part of each side of the hip bone.
A type of pain that is perceived in an area away from the site where the pain arises, such as facial pain caused by lesion of the VAGUS NERVE, or throat problem generating referred pain in the ear.
Inflammation of the SPINE. This includes both arthritic and non-arthritic conditions.
The joint that occurs between facets of the interior and superior articular processes of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
Arthritis caused by BACTERIA; RICKETTSIA; MYCOPLASMA; VIRUSES; FUNGI; or PARASITES.
A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of SCIATIC NEUROPATHY; RADICULOPATHY (involving the SPINAL NERVE ROOTS; L4, L5, S1, or S2, often associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT); or lesions of the CAUDA EQUINA.
Arthritis is a general term used to describe inflammation in the joints, often resulting in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, which can be caused by various conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or lupus.
The lumbar and sacral plexuses taken together. The fibers of the lumbosacral plexus originate in the lumbar and upper sacral spinal cord (L1 to S3) and innervate the lower extremities.
The spinal or vertebral column.
Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.
A specific HLA-B surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-B*27 allele family.
Inflammation of the bone.
A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.
A blocking of nerve conduction to a specific area by an injection of an anesthetic agent.
A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.
The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.

Clinical, radiographic and HLA associations as markers for different patterns of psoriatic arthritis. (1/231)

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether the five clinical forms of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) identified by Moll and Wright (Semin Arthritis Rheum 1973;3:55-78) could be clearly distinguished, especially as the disease evolved over time, to analyse whether radiographic features or HLA associations could define subsets with greater precision and to identify predictors of disease outcome. METHODS: Seventy-three patients (37 males and 36 females) were followed for a median time of 8 yr (range 1-16 yr). A standard clinical protocol was used to assess patients at each visit and two clinical scores. based on the joint areas involved, were defined to evaluate the mode of onset and the evolution of arthritis. X-ray films of the hands, feet and sacroiliac joints were taken and the patients were divided into two categories according to the presence or absence of erosions and an X-ray erosion score was also used. Three classification methods were used to define the different clinical subsets. HLA-A, B and DR antigens were tested by standard microlymphocytotoxicity assays. A multiple linear regression model was used in the statistical analysis. RESULTS: The five classical clinical subsets defined by Moll and Wright did not remain since distinct peripheral arthritis patterns tended to evolve over time. Only two discrete groups were identified, axial disease (AD) (sacroilitis with or without peripheral arthritis) in 29% of cases and peripheral disease (PD) without sacroilitis in 71%. AD was positively associated with the duration of arthritis (P < 0.04), presence of mutilation (P < 0.02) and the joint area score over disease evolution (JASE) (P < 0.02). There were erosions in 71% of the patients. Erosions correlated with the presence of mutilation (P < 0.007) and with the JASE (P < 0.0005). HLA-B27 was found in 43% of patients with AD, but only in 11% of PD patients (P < 0.01). No other clear HLA correlations were found. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the relatively small number of patients, this longitudinal study suggests that only two clinical subsets can be clearly defined in PsA, AD and PD; these are primarily determined on clinical grounds although HLA-B27 is strongly associated with AD. The evolution of PD pattern with time means that narrower peripheral arthritis subsets are of little clinical use.  (+info)

Three pathways between the sacroiliac joint and neural structures. (2/231)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite ongoing clinical suspicion regarding the relationship between sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction and lower extremity symptoms, there is a paucity of scientific literature addressing this topic. The purpose of this study was to describe patterns of contrast extravasation during SIJ arthrography and postarthrography CT in patients with lower back pain and to determine whether there are pathways of communication between the SIJ and nearby neural structures. METHODS: Fluoroscopically guided SIJ arthrography was performed on 76 SIJs. After the injection of contrast medium, anteroposterior, lateral, and oblique radiographs as well as 5-mm contiguous axial and direct coronal CT images were obtained. Contrast extravasation patterns were recorded for each joint. These observations included a search for contrast extravasation from the SIJ that contacted nearby lumbosacral nerve roots or structures of the plexus. RESULTS: Sixty-one percent of all joints studied revealed one of five contrast extravasation patterns. Three of these observed patterns show a pathway of communication between the SIJ and nearby neural structures. These included posterior extravasation into the dorsal sacral foramina, superior recess extravasation at the sacral alar level to the fifth lumbar epiradicular sheath, and ventral extravasation to the lumbosacral plexus. CONCLUSION: Three pathways between the SIJ and neural structures exist.  (+info)

Studying patients with inflammatory back pain and arthritis of the lower limbs clinically and by magnetic resonance imaging: many, but not all patients with sacroiliitis have spondyloarthropathy. (3/231)

OBJECTIVE: Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of 170 consecutive patients with inflammatory back pain (IBP) and/or oligoarthritis of the lower limbs were evaluated in a retrospective study. The aim was to determine the frequency of sacroiliitis and spondyloarthropathy (SpA) in this population, and to assess the significance of HLA B27 measurements for diagnosis in early disease. METHODS: Pelvic X-rays were performed in all IBP patients and dynamic MRI of the sacroiliac joints in patients with IBP who had indefinite results on sacroiliac X-rays (n = 32). RESULTS: European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group criteria for SpA were fulfilled by 106/170 patients (62.4%); eight additional patients had symptoms suggestive of SpA (4.7%). The most frequent SpA subset was undifferentiated SpA (uSpA), diagnosed in 46/106 patients (43.4%). Sacroiliitis was detected by MRI in 21/32 patients with IBP and unclear X-rays (65.6%). Of those, 14 were diagnosed as SpA and seven females with moderate unilateral sacroiliitis, but no features of SpA, also not on follow-up (at least 1 yr), were classified as undifferentiated sacroiliitis (US). Ten of the 14 SpA (71.4%) and none of the seven US patients were HLA B27 positive. CONCLUSION: HLA B27 positivity in IBP patients with MRI-proven sacroiliitis positively predicts SpA. uSpA is a frequent SpA subset. There are HLA B27-negative non-SpA patients with moderate unilateral sacroiliitis whom we propose to be classified as US.  (+info)

Four clinical tests of sacroiliac joint dysfunction: the association of test results with innominate torsion among patients with and without low back pain. (4/231)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the association between innominate torsion (asymmetric anteroposterior positioning of the pelvic innominates) and Gillet, standing forward flexion, sitting forward flexion, and supine-to-sit tests. SUBJECTS: A sample of 21- to 50-year-old patients with low back pain (n=150) and a comparison group of patients with upper-extremity impairments (n=138) were recruited from outpatient physical therapy facilities. METHODS: The association of single and combined test results with innominate torsion (calculated from pelvic landmark data) and with presence or absence of low back pain were estimated via odds ratios, sensitivities, specificities, and predictive values. RESULTS: Individual test sensitivities were low (8%-44%), as were negative predictive values (28%-38%), for identifying the presence of innominate torsion. Combining tests and controlling for sex, age group, leg-length difference, or iliac crest level did not improve performance characteristics. The associations of test results with low back pain were weak, with the exception of the Gillet test (odds ratio=4.57). CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: The data do not support the value of these tests in identifying innominate torsion, although the use of these tests for identifying other phenomena (eg, sacroiliac joint hypomobility) cannot be ruled out. Further exploration of the association of Gillet test results with low back pain is warranted.  (+info)

Measurement of sacroiliac joint dysfunction: a multicenter intertester reliability study. (5/231)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous research suggests that visual estimates of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) alignment are unreliable. The purpose of this study was to determine whether handheld calipers and an inclinometer could be used to obtain reliable measurements of SIJ alignment in subjects suspected of having SIJ dysfunction. SUBJECTS: Seventy-three subjects, evaluated at 1 of 5 outpatient clinics, participated in the study. METHODS: A total of 23 therapists, randomly paired for each subject, served as examiners. The angle of inclination of each innominate was measured while the subject was standing. The position of the innominates relative to each other was then derived. An intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), the standard error of measurement (SEM), and a kappa coefficient were calculated to examine the reliability of the derived measurements. RESULTS: The ICC was .27, the SEM was 5.4 degrees, and the kappa value was .18. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: Measurements of SIJ alignment were unreliable. Therapists should consider procedures other than those that assess SIJ alignment when evaluating the SIJ.  (+info)

Evolution of chronic recurrent multifocal osteitis toward spondylarthropathy over the long term. (6/231)

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively assess, with a sufficiently long followup (mean 11.6 years; median 9 years), the long-term outcome of chronic recurrent multifocal osteitis (CRMO), a multifocal, inflammatory bone disease. METHODS: Patients included were 8 children/adolescents and 7 adults with no family history of rheumatic disease who had been diagnosed as having CRMO between 1979 and 1995. Ten patients had undergone at least 1 bone biopsy of the lesions, with histologic examination and multiple cultures. In 1996, in addition to an in-depth interview, 12 patients underwent an extensive physical examination, laboratory evaluation, HLA-A, B, C, and DR typing, bone radiography and scintigraphy, and computed tomography scan of the sternoclavicular and sacroiliac joints. RESULTS: Remission was observed in 3 patients. The other 12 patients developed various associations of vertebral (n = 10), sacroiliac (n = 6), anterior thoracic (n = 7), peripheral articular (n = 2), enthesopathic (n = 4), or dermatologic (palmoplantar pustulosis in 3 cases and psoriasis in 2) involvements. Spine involvement was the most common and occurred the earliest (median time to appearance after the onset of osteitis 5.63 years). Clinical sacroiliitis was always unilateral. No patients carried the HLA-B27 haplotype. CRMO responded well to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Twelve patients met the European Spondylarthropathy Study Group criteria for spondylarthopathy. CONCLUSION: After 10 years, CRMO had usually evolved to spondylarthropathy, but with certain features not usually seen in the latter: predominantly, unilateral sacroiliitis, no familial form, and no link with HLA-B27.  (+info)

The active straight leg raising test and mobility of the pelvic joints. (7/231)

Objective signs to assess impairment in patients who are disabled by peripartum pelvic girdle pain hardly exist. The purpose of this study was to develop a clinical test to quantify and qualify disability in these patients. The study examined the relationship between impaired active straight leg raising (ASLR) and mobility of pelvic joints in patients with peripartum pelvic girdle pain, focusing on (1) the reduction of impairment of ASLR when the patient was wearing a pelvic belt, and (2) motions between the pubic bones measured by X-ray examination when the patient was standing on one leg, alternating left and right. Twenty-one non-pregnant patients with peripartum pelvic girdle pain in whom pain and impairment of ASLR were mainly located on one side were selected. ASLR was performed in the supine position, first without a pelvic belt and then with a belt. The influence of the belt on the ability to actively raise the leg was assessed by the patient. Mobility of the pelvic joints was radiographically visualized by means of the Chamberlain method. Assessment was blinded. Ability to perform ASLR was improved by a pelvic belt in 20 of the 21 patients (binomial two-tailed P = 0.0000). When the patient was standing on one leg, alternating the symptomatic side and the reference side, a significant difference between the two sides was observed with respect to the size of the radiographically visualized steps between the pubic bones (binomial two-tailed P = 0.01). The step at the symptomatic side was on average larger when the leg at that side was hanging down than when the patient was standing on the leg at that side. Impairment of ASLR correlates strongly with mobility of the pelvic joints in patients with peripartum pelvic girdle pain. The ASLR test could be a suitable instrument to quantify and qualify disability in diseases related to mobility of the pelvic joints. Further studies are needed to assess the relationship with clinical parameters, sensitivity, specificity and responsiveness in various categories of patients. In contrast with the opinion of Chamberlain, that a radiographically visualized step between the pubic bones is caused by cranial shift of the pubic bone at the side of the standing leg, it is concluded that the step is caused by caudal shift of the pubic bone at the side of the leg hanging down. The caudal shift is caused by an anterior rotation of the hip bone about a horizontal axis near the sacroiliac joint.  (+info)

Quantitative analyses of sacroiliac biopsies in spondyloarthropathies: T cells and macrophages predominate in early and active sacroiliitis- cellularity correlates with the degree of enhancement detected by magnetic resonance imaging. (8/231)

OBJECTIVE: Sacroiliitis is a hallmark of the spondyloarthropathies (SpA). The degree of inflammation can be quantified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The aim of this study was to further elucidate the pathogenesis of SpA by quantitative cellular analysis of immunostained sacroiliac biopsy specimens and to compare these findings with the degree of enhancement in the sacroiliac joints (SJ) as detected by dynamic MRI. METHODS: The degree of acute sacroiliitis detected by MRI after intravenous administration of gadolinium-DTPA was quantitatively assessed by calculating the enhancement observed in the SJ and chronic changes were graded as described in 32 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (n=18), undifferentiated SpA (n=12) and psoriatic arthritis (n=2). Back pain was graded on a visual analogue scale (VAS, 0-10) and disease duration (DD) was assessed. Shortly after MRI, SJ of patients with VAS > 5 were biopsied guided by computed tomography. Immunohistological examination was performed using the APAAP technique; only whole sections > 3 mm were counted. RESULTS: By MRI, chronic changes II in 13 patients (group II, DD 7.3 (SD 4.8) years), while enhancement < 70% was found in eight (group A, DD 5.6 (SD 3.3) years) and > 70% in 12 patients (group B, DD 4.7 (SD 5.8) years). The relative percentage of cartilage (78-93%), bone (7-18%) and proliferating connective tissue (1-4%) was comparable between the groups (range). There were more inflammatory cells in group I compared with group II (mean (SD) 26.7(20.1) versus 5.3 (5. 2), p=0.04) and group A compared with B (21.8 (17.3) versus 6.0 (5. 6), p=0.05) cells/10 mm(2)), T cells (10.9 (8.5)) being slightly more frequent than macrophages (9.6 (16.8/10 mm(2))). Clusters of proliferating fibroblasts were seen in three and new vessel formation in seven cases. CONCLUSION: This study shows that T cells and macrophages are the most frequent cells in early and active sacroiliitis in SpA. The correlation of cellularity and MRI enhancement provides further evidence for the role of dynamic MRI to detect early sacroiliitis.  (+info)

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is the joint that connects the iliac bone (part of the pelvis) and the sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of the spine). There are two sacroiliac joints, one on each side of the spine. The primary function of these joints is to absorb shock between the upper body and lower body and distribute the weight of the upper body to the lower body. They also provide a small amount of movement to allow for flexibility when walking or running. The SI joints are supported and stabilized by strong ligaments, muscles, and bones.

Sacroiliitis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints, which connect the spine's sacrum to the hip bones (ilium). This inflammation can cause pain in the lower back, hips, and legs, and may be accompanied by stiffness and difficulty walking. Sacroiliitis can be caused by various factors, including mechanical stress, trauma, infectious diseases, or underlying inflammatory conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis. The diagnosis of sacroiliitis typically involves a combination of physical examination, medical history, imaging studies, and laboratory tests to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

Spondylarthritis is a term used to describe a group of interrelated inflammatory diseases that primarily affect the spine and sacroiliac joints (where the spine connects to the pelvis), but can also involve other joints, ligaments, tendons, and entheses (sites where tendons or ligaments attach to bones). These conditions share common genetic, clinical, and imaging features.

The most common forms of spondylarthritis include:

1. Ankylosing spondylitis - a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the spine and sacroiliac joints, causing pain and stiffness. In some cases, it can lead to fusion of the spine's vertebrae.
2. Psoriatic arthritis - a form of arthritis that occurs in people with psoriasis, an autoimmune skin condition. It can cause inflammation in the joints, tendons, and entheses.
3. Reactive arthritis - a type of arthritis that develops as a reaction to an infection in another part of the body, often the urinary or gastrointestinal tract.
4. Enteropathic arthritis - a form of arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
5. Undifferentiated spondylarthritis - when a patient presents with features of spondylarthritis but does not meet the criteria for any specific subtype.

Common symptoms of spondylarthritis include:

- Back pain and stiffness, often worse in the morning or after periods of inactivity
- Peripheral joint pain and swelling
- Enthesitis (inflammation at tendon or ligament insertion points)
- Dactylitis (swelling of an entire finger or toe)
- Fatigue
- Uveitis (inflammation of the eye)
- Skin rashes, such as psoriasis
- Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms

Diagnosis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies. Treatment often includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologic agents, and lifestyle modifications to manage symptoms and prevent joint damage.

Joint diseases is a broad term that refers to various conditions affecting the joints, including but not limited to:

1. Osteoarthritis (OA): A degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of cartilage and underlying bone, leading to pain, stiffness, and potential loss of function.
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): An autoimmune disorder causing inflammation in the synovial membrane lining the joints, resulting in swelling, pain, and joint damage if left untreated.
3. Infectious Arthritis: Joint inflammation caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal infections that spread through the bloodstream or directly enter the joint space.
4. Gout: A type of arthritis resulting from the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, typically affecting the big toe and characterized by sudden attacks of severe pain, redness, and swelling.
5. Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA): An inflammatory joint disease associated with psoriasis, causing symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints and surrounding tissues.
6. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): A group of chronic arthritis conditions affecting children, characterized by joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness.
7. Ankylosing Spondylitis: A form of arthritis primarily affecting the spine, causing inflammation, pain, and potential fusion of spinal vertebrae.
8. Bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion joints, leading to pain and swelling.
9. Tendinitis: Inflammation or degeneration of tendons, which connect muscles to bones, often resulting in pain and stiffness near joints.

These conditions can impact the function and mobility of affected joints, causing discomfort and limiting daily activities. Proper diagnosis and treatment are essential for managing joint diseases and preserving joint health.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can also be involved. It causes swelling in the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to stiffness and pain. Over time, some of these joints may grow together, causing new bone formation and resulting in a rigid spine. This fusion of the spine is called ankylosis.

The condition typically begins in the sacroiliac joints, where the spine connects to the pelvis. From there, it can spread up the spine and potentially involve other areas of the body such as the eyes, heart, lungs, and gastrointestinal system.

Ankylosing spondylitis has a strong genetic link, with most people carrying the HLA-B27 gene. However, not everyone with this gene will develop the condition. It primarily affects males more often than females and tends to start in early adulthood.

Treatment usually involves a combination of medication, physical therapy, and exercise to help manage pain, maintain mobility, and prevent deformity. In severe cases, surgery may be considered.

Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder characterized by discomfort or pain in the lower part of the back, typically between the costal margin (bottom of the ribcage) and the gluteal folds (buttocks). It can be caused by several factors including strain or sprain of the muscles or ligaments, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or other degenerative conditions affecting the spine. The pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing sensation and may be accompanied by stiffness, limited mobility, and radiating pain down the legs in some cases. Low back pain is often described as acute (lasting less than 6 weeks), subacute (lasting between 6-12 weeks), or chronic (lasting more than 12 weeks).

Intra-articular injections refer to the administration of medication directly into a joint space. This route of administration is used for treating various joint conditions such as inflammation, pain, and arthritis. Commonly injected medications include corticosteroids, local anesthetics, and viscosupplementation agents. The procedure is usually performed using imaging guidance, like ultrasound or fluoroscopy, to ensure accurate placement of the medication within the joint.

The pelvic bones, also known as the hip bones, are a set of three irregularly shaped bones that connect to form the pelvic girdle in the lower part of the human body. They play a crucial role in supporting the spine and protecting the abdominal and pelvic organs.

The pelvic bones consist of three bones:

1. The ilium: This is the largest and uppermost bone, forming the majority of the hip bone and the broad, flaring part of the pelvis known as the wing of the ilium or the iliac crest, which can be felt on the side of the body.
2. The ischium: This is the lower and back portion of the pelvic bone that forms part of the sitting surface or the "sit bones."
3. The pubis: This is the front part of the pelvic bone, which connects to the other side at the pubic symphysis in the midline of the body.

The pelvic bones are joined together at the acetabulum, a cup-shaped socket that forms the hip joint and articulates with the head of the femur (thigh bone). The pelvic bones also have several openings for the passage of blood vessels, nerves, and reproductive and excretory organs.

The shape and size of the pelvic bones differ between males and females due to their different roles in childbirth and locomotion. Females typically have a wider and shallower pelvis than males to accommodate childbirth, while males usually have a narrower and deeper pelvis that is better suited for weight-bearing and movement.

Osteoarticular tuberculosis is a form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) that involves the bones and joints. It is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The infection can spread to the bones and joints through the bloodstream or from nearby infected organs, such as the lungs.

The most commonly affected sites are the spine (Pott's disease), hip, knee, wrist, and small bones of the hands and feet. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion in the affected joint or bone. In some cases, the infection can lead to deformity, chronic disability, or even death if left untreated.

Diagnosis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, imaging studies (such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI), and laboratory tests (such as blood tests, sputum cultures, or biopsy). Treatment usually consists of a long course of antibiotics (usually for at least six months) to kill the bacteria. Surgery may also be necessary in some cases to remove infected tissue or stabilize damaged joints.

A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact. They are constructed to allow movement and provide support and stability to the body during motion. Joints can be classified in several ways, including structure, function, and the type of tissue that forms them. The three main types of joints based on structure are fibrous (or fixed), cartilaginous, and synovial (or diarthrosis). Fibrous joints do not have a cavity and have limited movement, while cartilaginous joints allow for some movement and are connected by cartilage. Synovial joints, the most common and most movable type, have a space between the articular surfaces containing synovial fluid, which reduces friction and wear. Examples of synovial joints include hinge, pivot, ball-and-socket, saddle, and condyloid joints.

The sacrum is a triangular-shaped bone in the lower portion of the human vertebral column, located between the lumbar spine and the coccyx (tailbone). It forms through the fusion of several vertebrae during fetal development. The sacrum's base articulates with the fifth lumbar vertebra, while its apex connects with the coccyx.

The sacrum plays an essential role in supporting the spine and transmitting weight from the upper body to the pelvis and lower limbs. It also serves as an attachment site for various muscles and ligaments. The sacral region is often a focus in medical and chiropractic treatments due to its importance in spinal stability, posture, and overall health.

A nerve block is a medical procedure in which an anesthetic or neurolytic agent is injected near a specific nerve or bundle of nerves to block the transmission of pain signals from that area to the brain. This technique can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, such as identifying the source of pain, providing temporary or prolonged relief, or facilitating surgical procedures in the affected region.

The injection typically contains a local anesthetic like lidocaine or bupivacaine, which numbs the nerve, preventing it from transmitting pain signals. In some cases, steroids may also be added to reduce inflammation and provide longer-lasting relief. Depending on the type of nerve block and its intended use, the injection might be administered close to the spine (neuraxial blocks), at peripheral nerves (peripheral nerve blocks), or around the sympathetic nervous system (sympathetic nerve blocks).

While nerve blocks are generally safe, they can have side effects such as infection, bleeding, nerve damage, or in rare cases, systemic toxicity from the anesthetic agent. It is essential to consult with a qualified medical professional before undergoing this procedure to ensure proper evaluation, technique, and post-procedure care.

Back pain is a common symptom characterized by discomfort or soreness in the back, often occurring in the lower region of the back (lumbago). It can range from a mild ache to a sharp stabbing or shooting pain, and it may be accompanied by stiffness, restricted mobility, and difficulty performing daily activities. Back pain is typically caused by strain or sprain to the muscles, ligaments, or spinal joints, but it can also result from degenerative conditions, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or other medical issues affecting the spine. The severity and duration of back pain can vary widely, with some cases resolving on their own within a few days or weeks, while others may require medical treatment and rehabilitation.

The ilium is the largest and broadest of the three parts that make up the hip bone or coxal bone. It is the uppermost portion of the pelvis and forms the side of the waist. The ilium has a curved, fan-like shape and articulates with the sacrum at the back to form the sacroiliac joint. The large, concave surface on the top of the ilium is called the iliac crest, which can be felt as a prominent ridge extending from the front of the hip to the lower back. This region is significant in orthopedics and physical examinations for its use in assessing various medical conditions and performing certain maneuvers during the physical examination.

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a condition characterized by pain in the pelvic joints, muscles, and ligaments during pregnancy or after childbirth. It can also affect people who have had trauma to the pelvis or have certain medical conditions that affect the joints. The pain may be localized to one side of the body or spread across both sides of the pelvis.

PGP is caused by increased laxity in the pelvic joints, which can result from hormonal changes during pregnancy or from trauma to the area. This increased laxity can cause the joints to move unevenly, leading to pain and inflammation. In some cases, the pain may be accompanied by stiffness, clicking or grinding sounds in the pelvic area, and difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time.

PGP is typically diagnosed based on a physical examination and medical history. Treatment may include physical therapy, pain management techniques such as heat or cold therapy, and in some cases, bracing or surgery. It's important to seek medical attention if you experience pelvic pain, as early intervention can help prevent long-term complications and improve outcomes.

Orthopedic manipulation is a hands-on technique that is used by healthcare professionals, such as orthopedic doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists, to diagnose and treat muscle and joint disorders. This manual procedure involves moving the joints or soft tissues in a specific direction and amplitude with the aim of improving joint mobility, reducing pain, relieving muscle tension, and enhancing overall function.

Orthopedic manipulation can be performed on various parts of the body, including the spine, extremities, and cranial structures. It is often used as a complementary treatment alongside other therapeutic interventions, such as exercise, medication, or surgery, to manage a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to:

* Back pain and stiffness
* Neck pain and stiffness
* Joint pain and inflammation
* Muscle spasms and tension
* Headaches and migraines
* Disc disorders
* Sprains and strains
* Postural dysfunctions

It is important to note that orthopedic manipulation should only be performed by trained and licensed healthcare professionals, as improper techniques can lead to injury or further damage. Patients should consult with their healthcare provider to determine if orthopedic manipulation is an appropriate treatment option for their specific condition.

The pubic bone, also known as the pubis or pubic symphysis, is a part of the pelvis - the complex ring-like structure that forms the lower part of the trunk and supports the weight of the upper body. The pubic bone is the anterior (front) portion of the pelvic girdle, located at the bottom of the abdomen, and it connects to the other side at the pubic symphysis, a cartilaginous joint.

The pubic bone plays an essential role in supporting the lower limbs and providing attachment for various muscles involved in movements like walking, running, and jumping. It also protects some abdominal organs and contributes to the structure of the pelvic outlet, which is crucial during childbirth.

Referred pain is a type of pain that is felt in a part of the body other than its actual source. This occurs because the brain incorrectly interprets nerve signals from damaged tissues or organs. In the case of referred pain, the brain misinterprets the location of the pain signal and attributes it to a different area of the body.

Referred pain is often described as a dull, aching sensation rather than a sharp, stabbing pain. It can be difficult to diagnose because the source of the pain may not be immediately apparent. Common examples of referred pain include:

* Heart attack pain that is felt in the left arm or jaw
* Gallbladder pain that is felt in the right shoulder blade
* Kidney stones that cause pain in the lower back and abdomen
* Appendicitis that causes pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, but can sometimes be referred to the lower left quadrant in pregnant women or those with a longer colon.

Referred pain is thought to occur because the nerves carrying pain signals from different parts of the body converge on the same neurons in the spinal cord before traveling to the brain. If these neurons are stimulated by pain signals from multiple sources, the brain may have difficulty distinguishing between them and may interpret the pain as coming from a single location.

Spondylitis is a term used to describe inflammation in the spinal vertebrae, often leading to stiffness and pain. The most common form is Ankylosing Spondylitis, which is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joints in the spine. This can cause the bones in the spine to grow together, resulting in a rigid and inflexible spine. Other forms of spondylitis include reactive spondylitis, infectious spondylitis, and seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Symptoms may also include pain and stiffness in the neck, lower back, hips, and small joints of the body.

A zygapophyseal joint, also known as a facet joint, is a type of synovial joint that connects the articulating processes of adjacent vertebrae in the spine. These joints are formed by the superior and inferior articular processes of the vertebral bodies and are covered with hyaline cartilage. They allow for smooth movement between the vertebrae, providing stability and limiting excessive motion while allowing flexibility in the spine. The zygapophyseal joints are supported by a capsule and ligaments that help to maintain their alignment and restrict abnormal movements. These joints can become sources of pain and discomfort when they become inflamed or damaged due to conditions such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, or injury.

Infectious arthritis, also known as septic arthritis, is a type of joint inflammation that is caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. The infection can enter the joint through the bloodstream or directly into the synovial fluid of the joint, often as a result of a traumatic injury, surgery, or an underlying condition such as diabetes or a weakened immune system.

The most common symptoms of infectious arthritis include sudden onset of severe pain and swelling in the affected joint, fever, chills, and difficulty moving the joint. If left untreated, infectious arthritis can lead to serious complications such as joint damage or destruction, sepsis, and even death. Treatment typically involves antibiotics or antifungal medications to eliminate the infection, along with rest, immobilization, and sometimes surgery to drain the infected synovial fluid.

It is important to seek medical attention promptly if you experience symptoms of infectious arthritis, as early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term complications and improve outcomes.

Sciatica is not a medical condition itself but rather a symptom of an underlying medical problem. It's typically described as pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg.

The pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes, the pain is severe enough to make moving difficult. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine, or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve.

While sciatica can be quite painful, it's not typically a sign of permanent nerve damage and can often be relieved with non-surgical treatments. However, if the pain is severe or persists for a long period, it's essential to seek medical attention as it could indicate a more serious underlying condition.

Arthritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation in one or more joints, leading to symptoms such as pain, stiffness, swelling, and reduced range of motion. There are many different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus, among others.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is caused by wear and tear on the joints over time. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joint lining, causing inflammation and damage.

Arthritis can affect people of all ages, including children, although it is more common in older adults. Treatment for arthritis may include medications to manage pain and reduce inflammation, physical therapy, exercise, and in some cases, surgery.

The lumbosacral plexus is a complex network of nerves that arises from the lower part of the spinal cord, specifically the lumbar (L1-L5) and sacral (S1-S4) roots. This plexus is responsible for providing innervation to the lower extremities, including the legs, feet, and some parts of the abdomen and pelvis.

The lumbosacral plexus can be divided into several major branches:

1. The femoral nerve: It arises from the L2-L4 roots and supplies motor innervation to the muscles in the anterior compartment of the thigh, as well as sensation to the anterior and medial aspects of the leg and thigh.
2. The obturator nerve: It originates from the L2-L4 roots and provides motor innervation to the adductor muscles of the thigh and sensation to the inner aspect of the thigh.
3. The sciatic nerve: This is the largest nerve in the body, formed by the union of the tibial and common fibular (peroneal) nerves. It arises from the L4-S3 roots and supplies motor innervation to the muscles of the lower leg and foot, as well as sensation to the posterior aspect of the leg and foot.
4. The pudendal nerve: It originates from the S2-S4 roots and is responsible for providing motor innervation to the pelvic floor muscles and sensory innervation to the genital region.
5. Other smaller nerves, such as the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerves, also arise from the lumbosacral plexus and supply sensation to various regions in the lower abdomen and pelvis.

Damage or injury to the lumbosacral plexus can result in significant neurological deficits, including muscle weakness, numbness, and pain in the lower extremities.

The spine, also known as the vertebral column, is a complex structure in the human body that is part of the axial skeleton. It is composed of 33 individual vertebrae (except in some people where there are fewer due to fusion of certain vertebrae), intervertebral discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.

The spine has several important functions:

1. Protection: The spine protects the spinal cord, which is a major component of the nervous system, by enclosing it within a bony canal.
2. Support: The spine supports the head and upper body, allowing us to maintain an upright posture and facilitating movement of the trunk and head.
3. Movement: The spine enables various movements such as flexion (bending forward), extension (bending backward), lateral flexion (bending sideways), and rotation (twisting).
4. Weight-bearing: The spine helps distribute weight and pressure evenly across the body, reducing stress on individual vertebrae and other structures.
5. Blood vessel and nerve protection: The spine protects vital blood vessels and nerves that pass through it, including the aorta, vena cava, and spinal nerves.

The spine is divided into five regions: cervical (7 vertebrae), thoracic (12 vertebrae), lumbar (5 vertebrae), sacrum (5 fused vertebrae), and coccyx (4 fused vertebrae, also known as the tailbone). Each region has unique characteristics that allow for specific functions and adaptations to the body's needs.

Local anesthetics are a type of medication that is used to block the sensation of pain in a specific area of the body. They work by temporarily numbing the nerves in that area, preventing them from transmitting pain signals to the brain. Local anesthetics can be administered through various routes, including topical application (such as creams or gels), injection (such as into the skin or tissues), or regional nerve blocks (such as epidural or spinal anesthesia).

Some common examples of local anesthetics include lidocaine, prilocaine, bupivacaine, and ropivacaine. These medications can be used for a variety of medical procedures, ranging from minor surgeries (such as dental work or skin biopsies) to more major surgeries (such as joint replacements or hernia repairs).

Local anesthetics are generally considered safe when used appropriately, but they can have side effects and potential complications. These may include allergic reactions, toxicity (if too much is administered), and nerve damage (if the medication is injected into a nerve). It's important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully when using local anesthetics, and to report any unusual symptoms or side effects promptly.

HLA-B27 antigen is a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) found on the surface of white blood cells. HLAs are proteins that help the body's immune system distinguish its own cells from foreign substances such as viruses and bacteria.

HLA-B27 is a specific type of HLA-B antigen, which is part of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules. The presence of HLA-B27 antigen can be inherited from parents to their offspring.

While most people with the HLA-B27 antigen do not develop any health problems, this antigen is associated with an increased risk of developing certain inflammatory diseases, particularly spondyloarthritis, a group of disorders that affect the joints and spine. Examples of these conditions include ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and enteropathic arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease. However, not everyone with HLA-B27 will develop these diseases, and many people without the antigen can still develop spondyloarthritis.

Osteitis is a medical term that refers to the inflammation of bone tissue. It can occur as a result of various conditions, such as infection (osteomyelitis), trauma, or autoimmune disorders. The symptoms of osteitis may include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness in the affected area, as well as fever and general malaise. Treatment typically involves addressing the underlying cause of the inflammation, which may involve antibiotics for infection or anti-inflammatory medications for other causes. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove infected or damaged bone tissue.

The knee joint, also known as the tibiofemoral joint, is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the human body. It is a synovial joint that connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). The patella (kneecap), which is a sesamoid bone, is located in front of the knee joint and helps in the extension of the leg.

The knee joint is made up of three articulations: the femorotibial joint between the femur and tibia, the femoropatellar joint between the femur and patella, and the tibiofibular joint between the tibia and fibula. These articulations are surrounded by a fibrous capsule that encloses the synovial membrane, which secretes synovial fluid to lubricate the joint.

The knee joint is stabilized by several ligaments, including the medial and lateral collateral ligaments, which provide stability to the sides of the joint, and the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, which prevent excessive forward and backward movement of the tibia relative to the femur. The menisci, which are C-shaped fibrocartilaginous structures located between the femoral condyles and tibial plateaus, also help to stabilize the joint by absorbing shock and distributing weight evenly across the articular surfaces.

The knee joint allows for flexion, extension, and a small amount of rotation, making it essential for activities such as walking, running, jumping, and sitting.

Pain measurement, in a medical context, refers to the quantification or evaluation of the intensity and/or unpleasantness of a patient's subjective pain experience. This is typically accomplished through the use of standardized self-report measures such as numerical rating scales (NRS), visual analog scales (VAS), or categorical scales (mild, moderate, severe). In some cases, physiological measures like heart rate, blood pressure, and facial expressions may also be used to supplement self-reported pain ratings. The goal of pain measurement is to help healthcare providers better understand the nature and severity of a patient's pain in order to develop an effective treatment plan.

The lumbar vertebrae are the five largest and strongest vertebrae in the human spine, located in the lower back region. They are responsible for bearing most of the body's weight and providing stability during movement. The lumbar vertebrae have a characteristic shape, with a large body in the front, which serves as the main weight-bearing structure, and a bony ring in the back, formed by the pedicles, laminae, and processes. This ring encloses and protects the spinal cord and nerves. The lumbar vertebrae are numbered L1 to L5, starting from the uppermost one. They allow for flexion, extension, lateral bending, and rotation movements of the trunk.

Local anesthesia is a type of anesthesia that numbs a specific area of the body, blocking pain signals from that particular region while allowing the person to remain conscious and alert. It is typically achieved through the injection or application of a local anesthetic drug, which works by temporarily inhibiting the function of nerve fibers carrying pain sensations. Common examples of local anesthetics include lidocaine, prilocaine, and bupivacaine.

Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor surgical procedures, dental work, or other medical interventions where only a small area needs to be numbed. It can also be employed as part of a combined anesthetic technique, such as in conjunction with sedation or regional anesthesia, to provide additional pain relief and increase patient comfort during more extensive surgeries.

The duration of local anesthesia varies depending on the type and dosage of the anesthetic agent used; some last for just a few hours, while others may provide numbness for up to several days. Overall, local anesthesia is considered a safe and effective method for managing pain during various medical procedures.

Pain management is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of pain and improvement in the quality of life of patients with chronic pain. The goal of pain management is to reduce pain levels, improve physical functioning, and help patients cope mentally and emotionally with their pain. This may involve the use of medications, interventional procedures, physical therapy, psychological therapy, or a combination of these approaches.

The definition of pain management can vary depending on the medical context, but it generally refers to a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the complex interactions between biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to the experience of pain. Pain management specialists may include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who work together to provide comprehensive care for patients with chronic pain.

Biomechanics is the application of mechanical laws to living structures and systems, particularly in the field of medicine and healthcare. A biomechanical phenomenon refers to a observable event or occurrence that involves the interaction of biological tissues or systems with mechanical forces. These phenomena can be studied at various levels, from the molecular and cellular level to the tissue, organ, and whole-body level.

Examples of biomechanical phenomena include:

1. The way that bones and muscles work together to produce movement (known as joint kinematics).
2. The mechanical behavior of biological tissues such as bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments under various loads and stresses.
3. The response of cells and tissues to mechanical stimuli, such as the way that bone tissue adapts to changes in loading conditions (known as Wolff's law).
4. The biomechanics of injury and disease processes, such as the mechanisms of joint injury or the development of osteoarthritis.
5. The use of mechanical devices and interventions to treat medical conditions, such as orthopedic implants or assistive devices for mobility impairments.

Understanding biomechanical phenomena is essential for developing effective treatments and prevention strategies for a wide range of medical conditions, from musculoskeletal injuries to neurological disorders.

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  • Some patients with low back or buttock pain resulting from sacroiliac joint dysfunction may favor a more gentle chiropractic treatment over the traditional spinal manipulation techniques. (spine-health.com)
  • Dealing with swelling, inflammation, or dysfunction of the SI joint? (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • Dysfunction or inflammation of the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, can often lead to pelvic or lower back pain. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • Our Sugar Land, and Victoria, TX, experts are able to spot SI joint dysfunction and inflammation immediately, making sure that you get the proper pain management and care. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • There are several reasons for the dysfunction of the SI joint. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • SI joint dysfunction is more commonly seen in women, particularly women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • Dealing with lower back or pelvic pain that you think may be caused by SI joint dysfunction? (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • SI joint and dysfunction is something I very, very commonly see here in the office. (crovettiortho.com)
  • Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction can cause pain that can be felt anywhere in the lower back, buttocks, groin, pelvis and in the legs. (spinesdorset.com)
  • The pain caused by sacro-iliac joint dysfunction can significantly affect a patient's life and day to day functioning. (spinesdorset.com)
  • The symptoms caused by sacro-iliac (SI) joint dysfunction can very similar to those caused by problems with the lumbar spine, hips and pelvis. (spinesdorset.com)
  • As a result sacro-iliac joint dysfunction is is often overlooked, under-diagnosed and therefore under-treated. (spinesdorset.com)
  • SI joint dysfunction is more common in women and it is reported that up to 20% of all low back pain actually originates from the SI joints rather than the spine and this has led to Mr Hilton taking a special interest in sacro-iliac joint dysfunction and its treatment. (spinesdorset.com)
  • The patient's history and description of the pain is essential as many people suffering with sacro-iliac joint dysfunction often tell the same story which helps point towards the diagnosis. (spinesdorset.com)
  • In order to assess whether you have a sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, it is very important that the correct diagnostic tests are performed. (spinesdorset.com)
  • Here are the most commonly and internationally accepted methods to diagnose SI joint dysfunction. (spinesdorset.com)
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which is a painful circumstance it's miles due to the infection of either or each sacroiliac joint. (newserelease.com)
  • There are some of the predominant causes of sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. (newserelease.com)
  • This is the most common cause of SI joint dysfunction. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • If the underlying problem is treated, the associated lumbar spine or SI joint dysfunction will also get better. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • One of the common symptoms of SI joint dysfunction is pain. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • Chiropractic care and physical therapy has been proven to be more effective for SI joint dysfunction than medications and surgery in many cases. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • The replication degree and antagonistic effects regarding Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction(SJD)treatment were basic. (bvsalud.org)
  • citation needed] Like most lower extremity joints, one of the SI joints' functions is shock absorption (depending on the amount of available motion at the sacroiliac joint) for the spine, along with the job of torque conversion allowing the transverse rotations that take place in the lower extremity to be transmitted up the spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sacroiliac joint syndrome is an inflammation in the joint that connects the sacrum (triangular shaped bone at the lower spine) to the left and right illiac bones (two large bones that make up the pelvis), which allow the spine to connect to the pelvis. (massage-education.com)
  • The sacroiliac joints are on each side of the spine. (mendelsonortho.com)
  • Furthermore there maybe dual pathology - pain coming from both the SI joints and the spine. (spinesdorset.com)
  • There are two sacro-iliac joints (SI Joints) and they are the located at the back of the pelvis where the lower part of the spine (the sacrum) joins with the pelvis (the ilium) and joins the spine to the pelvis. (spinesdorset.com)
  • Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine and sacroiliac joint treatment. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • Lower trunk rotation This stretch increases flexibility in the hip as well as inside the back of your lower spine, alleviating anxiety upon the sacroiliac joints. (newserelease.com)
  • As a result, the SI joints connect the spine to the pelvis. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • This procedure targets inflammation in joints found in the lowest part of the spine. (yourpainmatters.com)
  • These joints are located where the back of the pelvis and the last part of the spine called the sacrum connect. (yourpainmatters.com)
  • For more information or to discuss an appropriate treatment plan for your back pain with one of our specialized pain management physicians, call Saint Louis Spine and Joint Pain Specialists today. (yourpainmatters.com)
  • The sacroiliac joint forms the lowest segment of the spine and distributes the force delivered from the upper body. (disclv.com)
  • The sacroiliac joint connects the sacrum, the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine, with the pelvis iliac crest. (disclv.com)
  • Facet joint syndrome is an arthritis-like condition of the spine. (coxhealth.com)
  • It's caused by degenerative changes to the joints between the spine bones. (coxhealth.com)
  • Overview of Spondyloarthritis Spondyloarthritis (also called spondyloarthropathy or spondyloarthritides) is a term used to describe a group of diseases that cause prominent joint inflammation, affect the spine and other. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is a spondyloarthritis characterized by inflammation of the spine (spondylitis), large joints, and fingers and toes, resulting in stiffness and pain. (msdmanuals.com)
  • A car accident or a bad fall that impacts the pelvis could also affect the health and function of the sacroiliac joint. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • What is the function of the sacroiliac joint? (disclv.com)
  • The function of the sacroiliac joint is to transfer weight and forces due to movement from your upper body through the pelvis to your legs and vice versa. (disclv.com)
  • The long dorsal sacroiliac joint ligaments run in an oblique vertical direction while the short (interosseous) runs perpendicular from just behind the articular surfaces of the sacrum to the ilium and functions to keep the sacroiliac joint from distracting or opening. (wikipedia.org)
  • The long dorsal sacroiliac ligament can become stretched in periods of reduced lumbar lordosis (eg, pregnancy ). (medscape.com)
  • The sacroiliac joint or SI joint (SIJ) is the joint between the sacrum and the ilium bones of the pelvis, which are connected by strong ligaments. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ridge and corresponding depression, along with the very strong ligaments, increase the sacroiliac joints' stability and makes dislocations very rare. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ligaments of the sacroiliac joint include the following: Anterior sacroiliac ligament Interosseous sacroiliac ligament Posterior sacroiliac ligament Sacrotuberous ligament Sacrospinous ligament The anterior ligament is not much of a ligament at all and in most cases is just a slight thickening of the anterior joint capsule. (wikipedia.org)
  • The anterior ligament is thin and not as well defined as the posterior sacroiliac ligaments. (wikipedia.org)
  • The posterior sacroiliac (SI) ligaments can be further divided into short (intrinsic) and long (extrinsic). (wikipedia.org)
  • The dorsal sacroiliac ligaments include both long and short ligaments. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sacrotuberous and sacrospinous ligaments (also known as the extrinsic sacroiliac joint ligaments) limit the amount the sacrum flexes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stability is provided by the ridges present in the joint and by the presence of generously sized ligaments. (medscape.com)
  • The SI joints are held together by very strong ligaments and therefore they do not move a lot like other joints, for example the hips and knee joints. (spinesdorset.com)
  • The SI joints can become painful when the ligaments become too loose or too tight and therefore they can be dysfunctional. (spinesdorset.com)
  • Strong ligaments encase each joint and allow for approximately two to four millimeters of movement during weight-bearing and forward flexion. (disclv.com)
  • Pregnancy often leads to stretching of the pelvis, specifically in the sacroiliac ligaments. (disclv.com)
  • Several authors have recommended operative stabilization when the pubic diastasis is greater than 2.5 cm, based on experimental evidence demonstrating that pubic bone displacement greater than 2.5 cm implies rupture of the anterior sacroiliac, the sacrospinous, and the sacrotuberous ligaments, rendering the pelvis rotationally unstable. (medscape.com)
  • Sacroiliac joints are paired C-shaped or L-shaped joints capable of a small amount of movement (2-18 degrees, which is debatable at this time) that are formed between the auricular surfaces of the sacrum and the ilium bones. (wikipedia.org)
  • The joint locks (or rather becomes close packed) on one side as weight is transferred from one leg to the other, and through the pelvis the body weight is transmitted from the sacrum to the hip bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a term used to describe the place where the sacrum and the iliac bones join. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The SIJ is a true diarthrodial joint that joins the sacrum to the pelvis. (medscape.com)
  • They are the joints between the tailbone (sacrum) and the pelvis. (mendelsonortho.com)
  • The sacroiliac (SI) joints are the link between the sacrum and the right and left iliac bones. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • We have one sacroiliac joint on each side of our body, and it's where your ilium and sacrum bones join together. (dfwspinecenter.com)
  • Sacroiliac joints are located on either side of the sacrum, which is in the low back and the pelvic areas. (disclv.com)
  • Since so many conditions and injuries can also lead to pain in the pelvis or lower back, it can be a bit difficult to pinpoint when the SI joint could be the cause. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • Inflammation and arthritis in the SI joint can also cause stiffness and a burning sensation in the pelvis. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • The primary role of the sacroiliac joint is to provide stability for the pelvis, and to bear the load of the upper body. (disclv.com)
  • Massage therapists will often examine the tissue around the SI joint to see if there is a swelling, inflammation, or tightness. (massage-education.com)
  • The inflammation is reduced and if pain is relieved it confirms SI joint as a source of pain.It allows a physical therapist to treat the joint in much better way. (painclinicofindia.com)
  • Sacroiliac joint pain can be a common cause of low back pain but can be significantly improved with a sacroiliac joint injection which helps to reduce inflammation and decrease pain. (yourpainmatters.com)
  • Determination of whether the inflammation is in the muscle, tendon, or joint is of paramount importance. (medscape.com)
  • causing inflammation of the joints and tendon attachments at the joints, often related to an infection. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Joint pain and inflammation can occur in response to an infection, usually of the genitourinary or gastrointestinal tract. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Reactive arthritis is so called because the joint inflammation seems to be a reaction to an infection originating in the digestive (gastrointestinal) tract or the genitals or urinary (genitourinary) organs. (msdmanuals.com)
  • In reactive arthritis, joint pain and inflammation may be mild or severe, but joint damage is rare. (msdmanuals.com)
  • For the purposes of this article, sacroiliac-enacted symptoms are created through some mechanisms of interaction with the various components of the SI joint. (sacroiliac-joint-pain.org)
  • Learn about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of sacroiliac joint pain here. (shopeverydaymedical.com)
  • The characteristic symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunctions (TMD) are: muscular and/or joint pain on touch, mandibular function impairment, and joint noises, the overall prevalence of these symptoms affecting over 75% of the population and this condition is not limited to adults 1 . (bvsalud.org)
  • Sacroiliac joint injections are performed in the procedure suite using fluoroscopy (x-ray). (mendelsonortho.com)
  • Who is a candidate for sacroiliac joint injections? (yourpainmatters.com)
  • Use of cortisone injections in the treatment of muscle and joint inflammatory reactions is becoming increasingly popular. (medscape.com)
  • Joint injections, while technically more difficult to perform, also can be of great benefit in the patient's recovery. (medscape.com)
  • The purpose of this article is to introduce the basic principles of muscle and joint injections. (medscape.com)
  • The cartilage layer within the joint actually covers the bone, which helps cushion the bone. (massage-education.com)
  • It should lead to degeneration of the cartilage in the sacroiliac joints, ensuing in infection. (newserelease.com)
  • This can lead to wearing of the cartilage of the SI joints and arthritis. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • Just like other joints in the body, the SI joints have a cartilage layer that shelters the bone. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • The cartilage inside the facet joint can break down and become inflamed. (coxhealth.com)
  • it supports the hyaline articular cartilage of the joint just above it. (medscape.com)
  • this loosening, along with that of the related symphysis pubis, permits the pelvic joints to widen during the birthing process. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most commonly seen structural reason for pseudo-sciatica caused by a tissue within the SI joint occurs when the sacrospinous ligament constricts the sciatic nerve as it passes through the region of the joint on its path down each leg. (sacroiliac-joint-pain.org)
  • Besides being sourced by sciatic nerve compression by a ligament near the SI joint, or simply being a matter of radiating or referred pain from the joint itself, there are many other possible causes of pseudo-sciatica. (sacroiliac-joint-pain.org)
  • Schwarzer et al remarked that "the prevalence of sacroiliac pain would appear to be at least 13% and perhaps as high a 30%" in patients with low back and buttock pain. (medscape.com)
  • teaches how to massage trigger points in the low back due to pain from Sacroiliac Joint disorders, lower back muscle strain, Gluteal or Buttock Pain, and Sciatica. (massage-education.com)
  • Tuberculous sacroiliitis with abscess accounts for approximately 50 % of all sacroiliac joint tuberculosis cases. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The sacroiliac joint may be disrupted due to lack of joint continuity (injury, traumatic event or repetitive trauma to the joint) or may suffer from sacroiliitis (swelling) resulting from a variety of causes. (disclv.com)
  • The fossae lumbales laterales ("dimples of Venus") correspond to the superficial topography of the sacroiliac joints. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sacroiliac joint, commonly referred to as the SI joint, that's actually going to be your little back dimples. (crovettiortho.com)
  • Looking at the back, the SI joints are situated just below the waist (where the two dimples are). (spinesdorset.com)
  • These joints can easily be found by locating the dimples on your lower back. (yourpainmatters.com)
  • Sacroiliac sciatica is one of the less common symptomatic syndromes associated with specific SI joint disorders. (sacroiliac-joint-pain.org)
  • This narrative explores the relationship between particular sacroiliac joint disorders and the expression of sciatica pain syndromes. (sacroiliac-joint-pain.org)
  • Contact DFW Center for Spinal Disorders at 8179164685 if you are having lower back pain and suspect it is caused by the sacroiliac SI joint. (dfwspinecenter.com)
  • Degenerative arthritis typically occurs in the SI joints, just like other weight-bearing joints of the body. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • Pain in these joints can be caused by arthritis, trauma or certain medical conditions that can damage the sacroiliac joints. (yourpainmatters.com)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis in which joints, usually including those of the hands and feet, are inflamed, resulting in swelling, pain, and often destruction of joints. (msdmanuals.com)
  • It could also irritate the sciatic nerve, so with that sciatica is it coming from your low back, is it coming from the SI joint, is it coming from one of the gluteal muscles through there. (crovettiortho.com)
  • For support during activity, you can use a sacroiliac belt or lumbar brace. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Although still somewhat controversial, the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is generally accepted as an anatomic structure within the lumbar complex that if injured can be a cause of lower back pain. (medscape.com)
  • Pain management procedure involves an injection in the joint directly under x-ray guidance. (painclinicofindia.com)
  • The goal is to relieve your pain coming from sacroiliac joint.The terms radiofrequency ablation is also used for the same procedure. (painclinicofindia.com)
  • Additionally, a sacroiliac joint injection, facet joint injection , or other treatment methods will usually already have been attempted. (painclinicofindia.com)
  • The situation can cause discomfort behind your decrease thigh or the return of the hip, joint swelling stiffness, redness, and decreased mobility. (newserelease.com)
  • Therefore, finding the best seat cushion for SI joint pain should be high on your priority list if you want to reduce stiffness and discomfort in this area of your body. (axialchairs.com)
  • How does a sacroiliac joint injection work? (mendelsonortho.com)
  • How is a sacroiliac joint injection performed? (mendelsonortho.com)
  • What are the potential risks of a sacroiliac joint injection? (mendelsonortho.com)
  • A radiofrequency neurotomy is a type of injection that allows radiofrequency current to be passed on the nerves supplying sensations to SI joint. (painclinicofindia.com)
  • As a true joint, the SIJ is a pain-sensitive structure richly innervated by a combination of unmyelinated free nerve endings and the posterior primary rami of L2-S3. (medscape.com)
  • The sacroiliac joint is a synovial joint and has a nerve supply that originates from multiple lumbosacral root levels with partial innervation from L2 (anterior joint) to S3 (posterior joint). (disclv.com)
  • Sacroiliac joint treatment was further refined by Arlan Fuhr and W.C. Lee who developed the Activator technique. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • Over 35,000 chiropractors have been trained in activator technique making it the most widely used sacroiliac technique worldwide. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • CT-guided transarticular biopsy of the sacroiliac joint: Technique and histomorphological results. (bvsalud.org)
  • In addition to one or a combination of spinal manipulation techniques , the chiropractor may recommend various combinations of adjunctive therapy for sacroiliac joint pain. (spine-health.com)
  • Other reasons that can purpose the destruction of the sacroiliac joint include damage from trauma or infection in the joint. (newserelease.com)
  • In the late stages of infection, sacroiliac joint abscesses destroyed the capsule, spread into the adjacent subcutaneous tissues, and finally form sinus tracts. (biomedcentral.com)
  • There is some evidence that the chlamydia bacteria and possibly other bacteria actually spread to the joints, but the roles of the infection and the immune reaction to it are not clear. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Less forceful spinal manipulation involves slower (low-velocity) techniques that allow the joint to remain within its passive range of motion. (spine-health.com)
  • Other diseases that reason irritation in joints of the sacroiliac consist of rheumatoid or gout as well as ankylosing spondylitis. (newserelease.com)
  • Chiropractic help is the choice sacroiliac joint treatment. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • Chiropractic sacroiliac joint treatment enthusiasts often acclaim the Thompson adjusting table as the finest adjusting table in the world. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • The instrument was patented in 1984 for use in the chiropractic help treatment to give consistent low force, high speed treatment to the sacroiliac and other joints. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • Although the main role of the joint is to provide stability, the SIJ has limited motion that allows it to dissipate and transfer significant loads and stresses. (medscape.com)
  • The two joints provide stability and support and as a result play a major role in absorbing impact when walking and lifting. (spinesdorset.com)
  • As there are no previous reports about sacroiliac joint tuberculosis with a chronic sinus, we evaluated its clinical characteristics and management by negative pressure wound therapy. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A retrospective analysis of 12 patients with sacroiliac joint tuberculosis with chronic sinuses treated between January 2005 and January 2010 was conducted. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Early diagnosis of sacroiliac joint tuberculosis with a chronic sinus can be difficult. (biomedcentral.com)
  • NPWT provides better healing of sacroiliac joint tuberculosis with a chronic sinus than standard dressing changes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, there are no reports of NPWT used to treat sacroiliac joint tuberculosis with a chronic sinus. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and efficacy of NPWT in the management of sacroiliac joint tuberculosis with a chronic sinus tract. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The records of 12 patients with sacroiliac joint tuberculosis and a chronic sinus tract treated at our institution between January 2005 and January 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In this blog post, we'll discuss some essential tips for finding the perfect cushion as well as important considerations so that you can experience greater relief from your chronic SI joint complaint. (axialchairs.com)
  • Sacroiliac joint pain: a comprehensive review of epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This article discusses the diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of sacroiliac injuries and pain. (medscape.com)
  • Provocation tests are designed to gently stress the sacro-iliac joints to see if the pain is reproduced - this is a very important part of the diagnosis and all 5 tests should be performed. (spinesdorset.com)
  • Is the sacroiliac joint part of a low back pain differential diagnosis? (disclv.com)
  • Most commonly associated with joint surfaces, it usually comprises a thin, compact bone shell with a large amount of bony struts (trabecular bone) for support of the cortical shell. (medscape.com)
  • The purpose of a sacroiliac joint block is both diagnostic and therapeutic. (mendelsonortho.com)
  • Physical therapy, the non-invasive remedy can successfully deal with the sacroiliac joint sickness through exercising and different techniques. (newserelease.com)
  • Those with a hypomobile SI joint are more likely to experience pain on one side that may originate in the lower back or buttocks and run down the leg. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • If you are experiencing pain in your lower back that extends down to the buttocks this could be sacroiliac joint pain. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • Remember also that normal sacroiliac symptom sets often include direct or radiating pain in the buttocks, hips and even upper legs. (sacroiliac-joint-pain.org)
  • The skin is then frozen and a numbing medication (local anesthetic) with or without a steroid is injected into the sacroiliac joint(s) to be treated. (mendelsonortho.com)
  • The medicines injected are local anesthetic and steroid directly into the sacroiliac (SI) joint. (painclinicofindia.com)
  • In addition to Facet joints L4 and L5 medial branches supply the SI joint.A lateral branch neurotomy (ablation) affects nerves that carry pain from the sacroiliac joints . (painclinicofindia.com)
  • However, in just as many reported cases, sacroiliac joint pathology can be related to a specific event, often an injury. (disclv.com)
  • Injury from accidents, including falling, is a predisposing factor for sacroiliac joint pain. (disclv.com)
  • Yoga poses which include a child's pose in addition to triangle poses are useful to the sacroiliac joints. (newserelease.com)
  • If so, keep reading to discover how to find sacroiliac (SI) joint pain relief. (dfwspinecenter.com)
  • However, the amount of motion is small, making assessment of sacroiliac motion during physical examination quite difficult. (medscape.com)
  • Physical therapists endorse workout routines that help to grow flexibility and power of the sacroiliac joint. (newserelease.com)
  • When it comes to joint mobilization physical therapists rent gentle movements to stretch and strengthen the bone's tissue so one can lessen discomfort and boom mobility. (newserelease.com)
  • A physical therapist may also perform manipulations to relieve tight muscles in the lower back and make your joint more mobile. (dfwspinecenter.com)
  • In order to prevent a re-occurrence of my back pain, I wear a sacroiliac support belt while sitting in front of my computer and on long driving trips. (pt-helper.com)
  • I also do stretches and exercises to strengthen my sacroiliac joint. (pt-helper.com)
  • PT will help you strengthen weak muscles putting stress on the SI joint. (dfwspinecenter.com)
  • The SI joint, like all lower extremity joints, provides a "self-locking" mechanism (where the joint occupies or attains its most congruent position, also called the close pack position) that helps with stability during the push-off phase of walking. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those with a hypermobile SI joint may be more likely to experience pain in the groin, lower back, and hip area. (wilsonalmontemd.com)
  • The actual name that should be utilized is sacroiliac pseudo-sciatica, since the condition mimics true spinally-motivated sciatica in every way, but is triggered by a source that exists outside of the spinal nerve roots in the lower back. (sacroiliac-joint-pain.org)
  • Patients who experience extreme pain in the lower extremity often develop problems with either the lower back or SI joints. (nokomischiropractic.com)
  • It might have been pain from your sacroiliac joint in your lower back. (dfwspinecenter.com)
  • groin-to-knee, R. lower quadrant and lowback/sacroiliac joint pain. (who.int)
  • Often, the large joints of the lower limbs are affected the most. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The joint contains numerous ridges and depressions, indicating its function for stability more than motion. (medscape.com)
  • The manual remedy approach is the precise hand-on method employed to relieve ache that is an accomplice with sacroiliac joint pain. (newserelease.com)
  • With the patient lying face down, the practitioner can gently reposition the sacroiliac joint and other areas, employing gravity from the block instead of relying solely on force. (spine-health.com)
  • The joint is generally C shaped with 2 lever arms that interlock at the second sacral level. (medscape.com)
  • Tuberculous abscesses spread into the sacroiliac joint capsule, subcutaneous tissue, and the skin, and finally becomes a skin sinus. (biomedcentral.com)
  • So, if that joint gets out of alignment or doesn't move correctly, because a lot of your mobility between your hip and your low back actually occurs right there, you absolutely need to be getting that checked out. (crovettiortho.com)
  • How is low back pain due to the sacroiliac joint manifested? (disclv.com)
  • Many people have low back pain associated with the sacroiliac joint that begins spontaneously. (disclv.com)
  • Sacroiliac joint treatment was redefined by Dr Clay Thompson. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • They preferred Mark I that conked as he adjusted them, leading him eventually to design a state of the art sacroiliac joint treatment protocol. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • Sacroiliac joint treatment and the name Clarence Gonstead go hand in hand. (chiropractic-help.com)
  • The treatment entails joint mobilization and rub-down remedy. (newserelease.com)
  • Once walking ability is developed, the sacroiliac joint surfaces begin to develop distinct angular orientations and lose their planar or flat topography. (wikipedia.org)
  • This may be because of the situation called a sacroiliac joint disorder. (newserelease.com)
  • Therefore, a disequilibrium induced by a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can lead to postural decompensation, just as disequilibrium of the postural system alters the masticatory system 4 . (bvsalud.org)