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Define Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Define Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is the load-bearing, shock-absorbing union between the spine and pelvis. It is a mechanical link that connects the chain of locomotion to the rest of the body. This irregular, synovial and fibrocartilagenous joint is surrounded by a strong ligamentous-reinforced capsule and is minimally mobile, allowing only about 4 degrees of rotation and up to 1.6 mm of translation 1,2.

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Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain

Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain

Chiropractic Physicians are the answer to the rising cost in back pain care. In the past several issues, I have attempted to present data that helps confirm this proposition. One of the many reasons we are the answer is our ability to use our diagnostic skills and perform a thorough examination to make an accurate diagnosis based on the information obtained. If we need advanced imaging, we can order it, but the vast majority of the time we can accurately diagnose without the need for costly tests by using clinical guidelines.

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Loose Body Formation Associated with Degenerative Joint Disease and as a Primary Disorder

Loose Body Formation Associated with Degenerative Joint Disease and as a Primary Disorder

Calcification/ossification of cartilaginous bodies within a synovial joint is not a rare phenomenon. This may occur secondarily as a result of degenerative joint disease or as a primary entity. Technically this is referred to as “synoviochondrometaplasia.” As the name implies, this represents a metaplastic process involving the synovium of the joint, in which cartilaginous loose bodies form within the joint.

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Chiropractic Management of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Management of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain

Researchers estimate that between 45-75% of pregnant women will experience low back pain at some stage of their pregnancy. (1-5) Up to 33% rate their pain as severe. (6) Pregnancy-related low back pain (P-LBP) leads to lower quality of life, restricted activity, and disability, with almost 25% of pregnant women taking sick leave for LBP. (2,7-11) The recurrence rate for pregnancy-related low back pain is 85-90%. (11-14) Consequently, almost 1 in 5 women who report P-LBP during an initial pregnancy will avoid future pregnancies due to fear of returning symptoms (15)

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also called “Runner’s Knee,”, describes the symptom complex of knee discomfort, swelling or crepitus that results from excessive or imbalanced forces acting on the joint. PFPS can be traumatically induced but more commonly results from muscular imbalance and cumulative overload. It is the most common cause of knee pain in the general population, affecting an estimated 25% of adults. (1,5,23) Many PFPS patients are young and athletic. (32) Data suggests the condition may affect nearly 10% of young athletes. (2)

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