The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) can become dysfunctional through trauma and/ or pregnancy. The mechanism involves direct or repetitive microtrauma to the buttocks/ lower back. Treatment with specialised physiotherapy alleviates the problems in ~ 80% of cases. The remainder may respond to prolotherapy (hypertonic glucose injections into the dorsal intra-osseous ligament (DIOL) after multiple injections.
By Richard L. Dontigny, PT ABSTRACT A commonly overlooked, reversible biomechanical vulnerability of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) makes them subject to injury even through minor trauma. When the sacrum is loaded with the superincumbent weight, the pelvis is symmetrical and the line of gravity is posterior to the transverse acetabular axis, the pelvis has limited motion more »
By Richard L. Dontigny, PT ABSTRACT The pelvis has been a puzzle that has consumed the greater part of my working life. The sacrum is the keystone of the puzzle, but does not function as a keystone. When the sacrum is loaded with the superincumbent weight and the joint is symmetrical, little or no movement has more »
By Ann Auburn, DO, Scott Benjamin, PT, DSCPT, Roy Bechtel, PT, PHD, & Stacey Matthews ABSTRACT Background Content: This case study examined the effects of a single Prolotherapy injection series on the left iliolumbar ligament. The ligament measurements were split between medial and lateral portions of the iliolumbar ligament and we hypothesized that growth would occur increasing the cross more »
By Ann Auburn, DO, Scott Benjamin, PT, DSCPT, & Roy Bechtel, PT, PHD ABSTRACT Background Content: This case study examines the effect of the addition of Prolotherapy to manual therapy, and pelvic and trunk exercises, in a treatment regime for a patient with pelvic and chronic low back pain (CLBP) who had previously failed manual therapy and exercise alone more »
By Cathy A. Skinkis, MA & Ross A. Hauser, MD Besides our authors and readers commenting on their experiences with Prolotherapy, we hope to notify our readership about some of the more interesting articles published around the globe on Prolotherapy and painful conditions. Ultimately, we all benefit by continuing to educate ourselves on the latest research and publications regarding more »