SI Joint?Study supports it may be involved in patients with Persistent Low Back Pain

Reference:Schwartzer A, Aprill C, Bogduk N. 1995 The sacroiliac joint in chronic low back pain. Spine 20(1):31-7

43 patients with chronic low back pain were investigated with sacroiliac (SI) joint provocative injections and analgesic blocks under image intensifier using radiographic contrast.

Study Conclusion: The prevalence of SI joint pain in patients with LBP appears to be as high as 30% as 13 of the 43 patients had relief of symptoms after the local analgesic block.

Study Conclusion #2: Groin pain was highly associated with response to SI joint block

Posted on: February 19, 2002


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