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What Is Sacroiliitis & Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

What Is Sacroiliitis & Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 18/02/2015 0
Sacroiliitis refers to the inflammation of one or both sacroiliac joints of the spinal column – the areas where the lower spine connects with the pelvis. It has been associated with a group of conditions that cause spinal inflammatory arthritis.Sacroiliitis may be a feature of other types of arthritis like Crohn’s disease, osteoarthritis or ulcerative arthritis.Sacroiliitis causes lower back pain and pain in the buttocks and sometimes, pain may extend down to either or both legs. Sacroiliitis is difficult to diagnose as it can be confused with lower back pain. Pain is often worsened by stair climbing or continuous standing.Sometimes sacroilii...
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Understanding the Anatomy of the Lower Back

Understanding the Anatomy of the Lower Back

Admin 18/05/2013 0
The lower back is also known as the lumbar spine. We’ll look in some detail at the anatomy of the lumbar spine. We’ll also discuss the sacrum and coccyx which are found at the lowermost end of the low back. Innervation along the low back affects the musculature of both the low back and entire lower body. The interaction and structure of the spine, bones, muscles and nerves of the low back are such that they allow for extention, flexion and flexibility of the low back. Lumbar SpineThe lumbar spine is comprised of five vertebrae known as L1 through L5. These vertebrae are larger than those higher up on the spinal column because they bear the br...
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Understanding The Anatomy Of The Upper Back

Understanding The Anatomy Of The Upper Back

Admin 11/05/2013 0
The upper back is the part of our body whose components provide stability and protection .The portion of the spine contained in the upper back is called the thoracic spine which we will discuss in more detail. The ribs articulate with the thoracic spine providing a protective housing for many important organs. Many dense muscles contribute to the stability of the upper back including the Trapezius, Rhomboids, Latisumus Dorsi and intercostals. Let’s begin with the central spinal column and what it entails: Thoracic SpineThe portion of the spine called the thoracic spine runs through the upper and mid back. Its topmost portion meets the cervica...
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