The 5 Best SI Joint Belt Features
Dual-Pulley System with 5x Force
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 the needed compression for SI joint pain treatment with very little effort.
One Size Fits All
The 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.
Removable Pads for a More Flexible, Streamlined 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.
Ideal for Pregnancy Lower Back Pain
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 wear this garment while or after you’re pregnant to 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
Wear this Belt for Extra Support after Surgery
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 strong pulley system and simple fasteners.
Sacroiliac Brace for SI Joint, Coccyx, or Tailbone Pain
It is not new news that as we age, our spines follow the same trend and begin to lose the cushion to the cartilage of our spines that once kept us feeling young and unbreakable. Our spines become weaker with years of life and the many activities it supports us through. Added obesity and extra weight to that equation 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:
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Degenerative changes like arthritis of the lumbar spine or spinal compression fractures
- A bruised, sore or inflamed tailbone (coccydynia)
- Sciatica nerve pain relief
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction (pelvic instability often associated with pregnancy)
- Other injuries or alignment issues with the lumbar spine, sacrum, or pelvis
Relief for SI Joint Dysfunction or Bruised Tailbone
Trauma to your tailbone, also medically known as your coccyx, 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 our 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 your back or a donut tailbone pillow for your bottom)
- Wearing a supportive sacroiliac joint belt also reduces pressure on your tailbone
- Get more movement into your days by walking, stretching, or yoga
Physical therapy might help as it can manipulate the muscles attached to your tailbone if these initial steps fail to relieve your symptoms.Surgery to remove your tailbone is a last resort option that is rarely used.
How to Sit with SI Joint Pain
Operating with any form of back pain can make daily tasks like sitting extremely uncomfortable, and nearly impossible. If you are someone that has a desk job or spends many hours seated, you understand how much of an issue this is in your daily routine. For most, there is just no way you can stay standing all day, so it’s important you understand how to sit with SI joint pain, bruised tailbone, or coccyx pain. Here are a few tips to help you stay ahead of the pain while sitting:
- When sitting, keep your knees apart and turned outward slightly (don’t cross your legs)
- Relax your lower back against extra support such as a pillow or rolled towel
- Straighten up your spine and keep your chest pointed up
- Allow your shoulders and shoulder blades to relax and fall
Frequently Asked Questions About This SI Joint Belt
- 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, polyester 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-tabs wherever feels best for you. The pulley tabs system is composed of nylon and a fastener back with high-quality thick polyester strings (parachute cord). The foam pressure pads are covered in the airy polyester 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 tall is this brace? The belt portion of the brace is 3 inches tall, and the back panels are 9 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 detergent. Allow the brace to air dry completely before reapplying.
- Other features:
- The belt is flexible, lightweight and breathable, which is great for active use.
- The double pulley system with crossed tension cords in the back amplifies your force, making it easy to apply compression.
- Completely adjustable, fitting most men and women.
- Color: Black
- SKU(s): 05B03; 12B02
Good. I have been using this product for the past 10 years and it has helped me a lot.
SI Joint Brace - YES!!
So far, this has been one of the best investments I have made
Doesn't work for curvy figures
I am returning it because I'm short but curvy and I think this probably works better on a "boy type" figure.
I feel that my back is feeling better.
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This is a good hip and pelvic and lower back stabilizer. Very adjustable. The adjustable hip pads are great too.