Frequency of Sacroiliitis in Low Back Pain due to Prolonged Sitting Frequency of sacroiliitis in low back pain due to prolong sitting

Nabiha Faruq, Parkash Israni, Nosheen Zehra
2014 Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi   unpublished
Objectives: To assess the frequency of Sacroiliitis in patients with Low Back Pain (LBP) due to Prolonged Sitting Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Physiotherapy Department of Ziauddin University Hospital among patients with history of low back pain and continuous sitting for minimum 3 hours. Data was collected from 216 patients who were selected through convenience sampling technique. A pre tested and structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Data was entered and
more » ... a was entered and analyzed by using SPSS version 17. Results: It was found that out of 216 patients, 127 (58.8%) had sedentary work. Mean of pain intensity in VAS scale was found as 4.81 ±1.63. It was observed that sitting has been the most aggravating factor for LBP and it was relieved by rest, physiotherapy and medication. Association of frequency of LBP with gender and daily continuous sitting was found significant with p-value=0.03 and 0.00 respectively. Among LBP patients Faber's test was used for diagnosis of Sacroiliitis. Faber's test association with type of work was found significantly positive in those with sedentary work with p-value=0.031. Conclusion: The study showed that there was significant association of prolonged sitting with Sacroiliitis in patients with LBP.