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A SI belt helps to relieve back pain related to Sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Sacroiliac belt is a low profile and typically thin back brace that a pregnant women, or any other person suffering from a SI joint pain, can wear under clothes to support and stabilize iliac bones and Sacroiliac joints.
SI joints are located near the bottom of our backbone (spine), in the Pelvis area. We have two Sacroiliac joints in our body, one from each side. They connect each iliac bone (a large hip bone) to the end of the spine, or the Sacrum. A SI joint is typically almost immobile, it can only rotate about four degrees. The primary function of a Sacroiliac joint is to amortize pressure on our upper spine.
A Sacroiliac joint back pain happens when one or both joints are swollen, injured or the bones rub against each other. Pain and its severity may vary depending on cause or injury location. Typical back pain related to SI joint dysfunction is located at lower back, upper back, thighs, or groin. However, the most common is the low back pain, near the pelvic area. There is two types of Sacroiliac joints dysfunction types: hypermobility where joints are very loose and instable, and stiffness where they are very hard to move. We use the Sacroiliitis term to indicate that SI joint is swollen.
Sacroiliac joint pain may be triggered by various causes. Most common causes are: injured muscles or ligaments, Arthritis, pregnancy, overweight, overuse of joints with aging.
Treatment may vary depending on causes of your SI Joints back pain. To treat inflammation or mild to moderate Sacroiliac dysfunctions, take some rest, apply ice, and follow your doctor's advise. For Sacroiliac joint instability, you can wear a Sacroiliac belt. This back brace helps to immobilize it and to relieve back pain.