Maria Elizabeth Herrera Lopez has completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at University of the Valley of Ecatepec (UNEVE) and Master’s degree in Science Sport Medicine at University of Puebla and University of Pablo Olavide. She is pursuing her PhD in High Performance Sports at National Institute Polytechnic. She is Director for Chiropractic program at UNEVE.
90% of the adult population has a pelvic tilt with this unequal of 5.2 millimeters, including the sports. 18% have a low back pain and 16.8% of athletes have pain in the posterolateral aspect of the tibia, this causes biomechanical dysfunctions of pelvic rotations. Positive biomechanical changes have been shown with pelvic dysfunctions with chiropractic treatment. The objective was to evaluate the effect of the treatment with Gonstead technique about the correction of the biomechanics in distance runners at the UNEVE, with a pelvic tilt and lumbopelvic biomechanical dysfunction. n=41 distance runners were included. Deficiency and dysfunction was diagnosed by radiographic markers used by Gonstead technique (rule 5:2). Spine, pelvis and lower extremities were manipulated two times by week by three months. At the end of the treatment they determined the changes in the radiographic markers. The results show statistically significant changes (p<0.05): posterior inferior iliac (de 227.4 to 224), in the average deficiency (4.8 to 3.1), the lumbar angle (51.6 to 48.5). There was an increase in the Ferguson angle (37.7 to 39), the rest of the radiographic markers do not show significant changes that confirm an improvement in the biomechanics of the lumbo-pelvic spine. In conclusion, significant changes were observed in the biomechanical at lumbo-pelvic spine; therefore, there was improvement in the pelvic tilt and the pelvic dysfunction with chiropractic treatment.
Juan Jose Saldaña Mena has completed Doctor of Chiropractic degree at University of the Valley of Ecatepec (UNEVE). He is pursuing his Master’s in Education at Universidad ETAC. He is a Faculty member and Researcher at UNEVE.
The biomechanics alterations make a dysfunction at the neuro-control system joint. The purpose of this study was to analyze the radiographic biomechanical changes in students from UNEVE treated by chiropractic manipulation. We used n=32 students, 71.9% was female and 28.1% was male. We obtained radiographic measures before and after the chiropractic manipulation. The plan of chiropractic treatment was by 2 times per week by 4 weeks. Our results showed changes statistically significant at the biomechanical parameters evaluated. The Ferguson angle in female (39.2±41.3-41.3±6.28 p≥0.02) in right iliac flexion mal position in male (214.8±16.3-220.4±16.1 p≥0.04), in the posterior analysis of the manipulation at the evaluation between male and female, we observed significant changes in the right iliac flexion mal position (220.5±14.26-207.9±10.43 p≥0.001) and left (220.4±16.1- 207.9±11.45 p≥0.01), right rotation iliac (49.8±6.88-43.9±5.27 p≥0.01), therefore, the study showed a correlation between right iliac and left iliac (coefficient r .93, p≥0.0001) and right rotation iliac flexion mal position, in connection with right rotation iliac and left rotation iliac (coefficient r .75, p≥0.001), the statistical analysis show us significant changes posterior of chiropractic manipulation. The chiropractic manipulation modified the biomechanics of the spine, performed by eight sessions; therefore, we propose that this kind of treatment will impact positive way at the biomechanics dysfunctions with an increased number of sessions.