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Do Sacroiliac Belts Really Work?

does-the-sacroiliac-belt-really-workWhen closely examining nature, it’s kind of astounding that mankind would be the dominant species. However, man has a set of qualities which make the bigger, stronger animals revere us. One of these qualities is the ability to walk upright, freeing our hands to use tools. However, being bipedal exposes us to a number of different ailments such as painful spinal issues.

The human central nervous system is the equivalence of a building’s electrical wiring. Nothing has any power if the brain can’t send the necessary electrical pulses which make the muscles flex, and limbs move. The core of the nervous system is the spine, and the foundation of the spine is the pelvis. The spine is connected to the pelvis by the sacroiliac joint, and this connection can become worn over time. When the ligaments of the sacroiliac joint become worn or torn, the joint will separate. When this happens, synovial fluid fills the space which causes the sacroiliac joint to swell. This inflammation limits movement and it can be extremely painful. This condition is known as sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Not only do sufferers of this condition have to deal with spine pain but also pain in the hypertonic muscles in the legs. Muscle spasms can result from this disorder, but there is a new, viable treatment available.

Unlike many spine injuries, anti-inflammatory drugs may not provide sufficient relief of sacroiliac disorder. Fortunately a sacroiliac belt can help to reverse the effects of the debilitating condition bearing the same name.

A sacroiliac belt helps to hold the sacroiliac joint in place, so the synovial fluid may drain. In many ways, the belt functions in the same way a cast does. It holds an injured body part in the right position for it heal properly. Best of all, the belt allows the wearer to continue about their day with little impedance. However Sacroiliac belt effectiveness may be influenced by the daily activities of the wearer. The belt must be worn around the pelvis as opposed to the lower back. Placement is paramount to sacroiliac belt effectiveness.

Unfortunately, just sitting down for long periods of time can fatigue the muscles of the lower back. This is because it takes muscles in the lower back to remain sitting up. Have you ever stood up and felt pain in your lower back? It was caused by the fatigued muscles and ligaments. Ligament damage is the main cause of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, but the belt does help to reverse the inflammation, and eliminate the subsequent pain. Of course everyone’s results will vary, but most patients suffering from lower back conditions can benefit greatly from the use of a sacroiliac belt.