Sadly, our spines are not immune to the toll of aging. As we get older the cushiony cartilage of our spine wears down and our bones become more brittle. And being obese or overweight can speed up this degeneration.
This versatile hip support belt offers superior stabilization from your L5 vertebra to your coccyx bone, reducing lower back motion and helping with pelvic alignment.
Plus, it compresses your abdomen, creating pressure that reduces the amount of force on your lumbosacral spine, also known as the small of your back. The abdominal compression helps transfer some of the load away from your sacrum and lumbar spine, easing pain, protecting against additional damage, and allowing for healing to take place.
These qualities and more make this orthopedic device great for treating many conditions that cause lower hip and back pain, including:
A bruised, sore or inflamed tailbone (AKA coccydynia)
Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD; pelvic instability that’s often associated with pregnancy)
Other injuries or alignment issues with the lumbar spine, sacrum, or pelvis
Trauma to your tailbone can bruise and inflame the area around the bone, causing an aching pain that worsens when you put weight on it. Officially, this tailbone injury is known as coccydynia.
Whatever the case may be, non-surgical treatment of an achy tailbone is effective for 90% of people, and many of these remedies can be done from the comfort of your home.
Some common first steps for tailbone pain relief include:
Applying a cold pack
Using heat to ease muscle tension (after a few days have passed)
Modifying your activity to reduce pressure on your tailbone (use a stand-up desk and try a pillow for the back and a donut-shaped one for the bottom)
Wearing a supportive sacroiliac joint belt also reduces pressure on your tailbone
Physical therapy or manipulation of the muscles attached to your tailbone (by a doctor) might help if these initial steps fail to relieve your symptoms. Surgery to remove your tailbone is a last resort option that is rarely used.
Wearing a sacroiliac band is a quick, at home remedy for pain in your SI joints. Thanks to several innovative and high tech features, this affordable sacroiliac compression brace for SI joint and tailbone pain is one of the best.
The patented pulley system of this back brace applies targeted support and compression to your L5 through S1 vertebrae. A mechanical pulley system makes it easy to activate the compression feature of this brace. It multiplies your force by five, so you can easily generate a lot of compression that’s great for SI joint pain treatment with very little effort. In fact, it only takes one hand to make the smooth pull that cinches up this tailbone-stabilizing brace.
Other products, like the SI LOC belt or the Serola sacroiliac belt, depend on how tightly you can wrap the belt around your hips for compression. And while the Breg BOA SI belt comes with a pulley system, our S1 joint brace comes at a far more attractive price.
Fastener all the way around the lumbosacral support makes putting on and adjusting the belt simple. All it takes to loosen or tighten the belt as you move from a seated to standing position is a simple pull of the tab.
The pubic stabilization belt is one size fits all, which eliminates the hassle of trying to select the correct size. This universal brace fits hip circumferences ranging from 32 inches to 50 inches. If you are on the smaller side of that spectrum, you can trim off some of the extra material for a custom fit.
Two pads come with the belt for an extra layer of support and compression—if you want it. You can position them anywhere you want by sliding them along the belt, and if the pads feel uncomfortable, simply readjust or remove them.
If your goal is sacroiliac joint pain management, you should put the pads just off to the side of the spine, as close to the pulley system as possible. Or if pregnancy is giving you SPD, you might want a pad or two at the front area of your hip.
Are you an athlete in need of a sleeker, low profile fit? You might want to consider removing both pads for a more flexible, streamlined fit that’s great for exercise, physical therapy, etc. Doing so is as simple as sliding the padded accessories off the sciatic brace.
Another feature that makes this a great sports brace is its material. Outside of the pulley system, and the fastener, the remainder of the lumbar wrap is a mesh material that’s flexible, super lightweight and about as breathable as fabrics come.
The edge of this tailbone pain reliever belt is finished, so it won’t irritate your skin when you’re walking, biking, or on the move.
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is also a common cause of low-back pain during pregnancy, as changes in weight, posture, and hormones can make the joints too mobile for their own good. (This is just one of many sources of pain during pregnancy.)
You can also wear this garment while or after you’re pregnant can also help stabilize the overly mobile SI joints and pelvic area, so long as you don’t measure more than 50 inches around the widest part of your hips.
And if you do, don’t worry. We also offer pregnancy abdominal supports for SI joint pain. These belts have the added benefit of supporting the weight of your growing belly.
If you do find yourself going the surgical route for repairing problems with your sacral spine, you might also find this to be a great post-surgery brace for an extra layer of support and stability as you go through rehabilitation and get back to day-to-day life.
And after surgery, you will especially appreciate its smooth pulley system and simple fasteners. But don’t take our word for it, check out the reviews of happy customers.
What conditions / injuries does this SI joint stabilizer treat? It can help with many injuries to the lower back, including (but not limited to) a bruised, inflamed or broken tailbone, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), spinal compression fractures, arthritis of the lumbar spine and other conditions that might make the low back or pelvis unstable or painful.
How does it work? The belt supports the lower back, and its patented pulley system allows you to compress the abdomen, which creates intracavitary pressure that transfers stress away from the spine. This also stabilizes the lower-back, which is great for conditions like SPD and SI joint pain where too much movement creates alignment issues and pain. The belt also comes with two moveable and removable pads that apply targeted compression to particularly sore areas, which can boost blood flow and speed healing.
When should I wear it? You should always follow a doctor’s instructions regarding usage. But generally speaking, you can safely wear this belt whenever you need extra support and/or pain relief.
What is it made of? The belt is made of a breathable, nylon mesh material that is lightweight but durable. Its edges are finished and a layer of fastener goes around it so you can attach the pull-tab wherever it suits you. The pulley tab system is composed of a high-quality plastic material with triple-woven nylon strings (parachute cord). The compression pads are covered in the airy mesh material.
Who can wear this brace? Men and women of all ages can benefit from this belt, so long as the circumference of their hips falls within a range of 32 inches to 50 inches. A pregnant woman can even wear this support so long as her belly does not take her past the size limit. We also offer maternity support belts.
What size should I buy? That’s an easy one with this universal brace, one size fits most. Just make sure that the area around your hips falls within the 32 to 50-inch sizing range. To check, wrap a soft, flexible tape measure around the hips at the widest part of your hips. If your hips are wider than 50 inches, you should check out a plus size belt.
How do I put it on? To begin, fasten the handle of the pulley system on the left side of the belt near the pulley unit and slide the compression pads to the area you need extra support. While standing, wrap the belt around your hips and center the back pulley panel along the spine just above your tailbone. Wrap the left side panel around to the front, then wrap the right side panel over the top of it and press the fastener closure together to close the belt. If needed, tweak the position of the pad(s). Pull the handle out and away from the pulley unit until you’ve reached your desired level of compression and support. Then attach the handle to the fabric fastener band.
How tall is this brace? The belt portion of the brace is 31/4 inches tall, and the back panels are 7 inches tall.
Washing Instructions: Remove rigid components from the brace. Wipe rigid components with a damp cloth to clean. The soft belt can be hand washed in warm water with mild soap. Allow the brace to air dry completely before reapplying.
The belt is flexible, lightweight and breathable, which is great for active use.
The pulley system amplifies your force by five, making it easy to apply compression.
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