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Low back pain: Sacroiliac joint pain may be myth

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:232
  1. Andrew N Bamji (, consultant in rheumatology and rehabilitation
  1. Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT

    EDITOR—I disagree with only one bit of Speed's review of low back pain1: except in inflammatory disease or infection, I am not certain that the sacroiliac joint is responsible for much of what is called sacroiliac pain. The rigidity of the joint is such that mechanical disruption is …

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