Ultrasound-Guided Injection of Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid versus Steroid for Inflammatory and Degenerative Sacroiliitis: a Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. Sacroiliitis may be degenerative (DSI) or inflammatory (ISI) and the latter is a clinical manifestation of spondyloarthropathies. Objective. To determine the effect of hyaluronic acid versus corticosteroid injection for chronic sacroiliac joint arthropathy. Methods. Forty patients with sacroiliitis either degenerative (DSI: 20 patients) or inflammatory (ISI: 20 patients) based on the New York criteria. Each group … Continued

Immediate Effects of a Novel Lumbar Support Device on Pain Modulation and Core Muscle Function in Patients with Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: a Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. A novel lumbar support device to be used by people with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP) was designed, developed and tested in this trial. The study investigated the immediate effects of the novel lumbar support device on pain modulation and core muscle function in comparison to the traditional lumbar support among people … Continued