Can the sacroiliac joint cause sciatica?

Joseph D. Fortin, Joel Vilensky, Glenn J. Merkel

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Abstract

In this brief study we provide evidence that earlier and more recent findings pertaining to the anatomy and physiology of the sacroiliac joint suggest that dysfunction in this joint could, similar to a herniated lumbar disc, produce pain along the sciatic nerve. These observations might explain some of the cases of sciatica in which no disc pathology can be found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalPain Physician
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2003

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Sacroiliac Joint
Sciatica
Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Sciatic Nerve
Anatomy
Joints
Pathology
Pain

Keywords

  • Intervertebral disc
  • Sacroilliac joint dysfunction
  • Substance P

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Fortin, J. D., Vilensky, J., & Merkel, G. J. (2003). Can the sacroiliac joint cause sciatica? Pain Physician, 6(3), 269-271.

Can the sacroiliac joint cause sciatica? / Fortin, Joseph D.; Vilensky, Joel; Merkel, Glenn J.

In: Pain Physician, Vol. 6, No. 3, 07.2003, p. 269-271.

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Fortin, JD, Vilensky, J & Merkel, GJ 2003, 'Can the sacroiliac joint cause sciatica?', Pain Physician, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 269-271.
Fortin JD, Vilensky J, Merkel GJ. Can the sacroiliac joint cause sciatica? Pain Physician. 2003 Jul;6(3):269-271.
Fortin, Joseph D. ; Vilensky, Joel ; Merkel, Glenn J. / Can the sacroiliac joint cause sciatica?. In: Pain Physician. 2003 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 269-271.
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