Physical therapy approaches in treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Krstev, Toshe (2015) Physical therapy approaches in treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. International scientific Journal of Kinesiology “Acta Kinesiologica”, 9 (1). pp. 24-27. ISSN 1840-3700

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Introduction: Through the ages sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction as a source of low back pain (LBP) has been evolved from unrecognized and neglected to a main source in 13% of the population (Schwarzer et al., 1995) or 19% (1995) and 15% (Bogduk et al., 2002). Although there is no widely adopted treatment protocol, the preferred approach is conservative including: electrotherapy, laser therapy, ultrasound, medications, rest, exercise, manual mobilizations and/or manipulations, acupuncture. Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two treatment programs. Material and methods: Total of 64 patients with pain in the lumbosacral region due to SIJ dysfunction were treated. Divided in two group B (experimental n=41) and V (controlled n=23). The controlled group underwent treatment consisting of classic massage, core stability exercise on stable surface, home exercise program auto-mobilization and for the experimental – manipulative massage, manual mobilizations of SIJ, core stability exercise with fitness ball. Results and conclusion: The positive influence of the therapy was common for the both groups but more noticeable in the experimental. This method demonstrate the normalizing effect on the dysfunction of the pelvic girdle, reduction of muscle imbalance, decreased subjective complaints and symptoms of pain -(VAS ±0.43, SEP ±0.23 and LP ±0.70).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Tose Krstev
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 12:38

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