Review of SI Joint Dysfunction (Barros - Fed Prac 2019)

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in Patients With Low Back Pain.

Barros G, McGrath L, Gelfenbeyn M.
Fed Prac. 2019;36(8):370-375.
www.mdedge.com/fedprac/article/205959/. PMCID: 6707638

ABSTRACT

Although difficult to distinguish from similarly presenting syndromes, a detailed history, appropriate physical maneuvers, imaging, and adequate response to intra-articular anesthetic can help health care providers treat this painful condition.

Patients experiencing sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction might show symptoms that overlap with those seen in lumbar spine pathology. This article reviews diagnostic tools that assist practitioners to discern the true pain generator in patients with low back pain (LBP) and therapeutic approaches when the cause is SIJ dysfunction.

Author information

Barros G, and McGrath L - Resident Physicians in the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington in Seattle. Mikhail Gelfenbeyn is the Chief of Neurosurgery at VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.

Gelfenbeyn M - Attending Physician in the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington in Seattle. Mikhail Gelfenbeyn is the Chief of Neurosurgery at VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle

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