ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- David Mesnick, PT, OCS, cMDT, and founder of PT360 physical therapy centers has just released an eBook on Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint or SIJD). The eBook, An Integrative Guide to Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction was written to help create a better understanding of lower back and buttock pain.
Millions of people suffer from SIJD though many may not know that is the source of their pain. According to a 2005 study by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 20% to 25% of all chronic lower back pain comes from the sacroiliac or SI joint. Because the diagnosis is tricky, SIJD is commonly misdiagnosed as a disc problem or other lower back issue. Additionally, SIJD does not show up on CT scans, X-rays or MRIs.
SIJD results in localized pain along the tailbone, lower back, and buttock. It usually occurs from a fall on the buttock, lifting/twisting injury, osteoarthritis, prior lumbar fusion, or childbirth. Symptoms can range from pain at the joint itself, in the lower back, or even down the thigh and groin. There may be a generalized stiffness or burning sensation at the joint. Other commonplace symptoms are lower back pain while climbing stairs and difficulty lying or sitting on one side that is relieved when the weight is shifted to the other side. Treatment options vary based upon each situation. Generally, treatments are of a non-surgical nature and may include physical therapy that uses a variety of manual therapy techniques, stretching, exercise, dry needling, and modalities to address the source of a patient's pain.
To help those suffering from SIJD, Mesnick is making his new eBook free of charge. "So many people have SIJD and don't even know it, all they know is the pain they are feeling. If my book helps just one person be diagnosed and treated for SIJD then my time was well spent," explained Mesnick when asked why offer the book at no charge. To download the eBook and learn more about SIJD visit http://www.pt360atl.com/sacroiliac-joint.
About David Mesnick:
David Mesnick is a seasoned Physical Therapist with 17+ years of experience, a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified McKenzie Therapist. He is also certified in Functional Dry Needling and is a certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) practitioner. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida in Physical Therapy. After founding and managing a successful private practice for over a decade, Mesnick joined the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Group in 2011. In 2015, Mesnick founded PT360, opening two clinics in Metro Atlanta; one in Sandy Springs and the other in Johns Creek. He has been featured on CNN Health and in Livestrong magazine. Mesnick also teaches several continuing education courses, including "An Innovative Approach to the Spine and Lower Extremities" and has co-authored articles and books on SI joint dysfunction.
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SOURCE PT 360