Low back pain is a common challenge for people of all ages and backgrounds. One of the common causes of chronic low back pain is sacroiliac joint syndrome (also called SI joint syndrome). These joints are located where the base of the spine connects to the pelvis and help support the upper portion of the body. Over time, the strong ligaments that support the joints can become worn down or injured, allowing the joints to overstretch and move more than they should. This condition is more common in women, but it can happen to anyone at any age. Because this area is in almost constant use, it can be difficult for an injury here to heal without assistance.
The good news is that this type of chronic pain is treatable, and one of the possible effective treatments your doctor will recommend is spinal orthotics. Spinal orthotics generally provide compression around the pelvis, hips or low back. Because they have laces or other means of adjustment and come in a variety of sizes, they are highly customizable and can be specifically designed for your body and your needs.
Spinal orthotics will reduce the weight and stress on your low back, giving your sacroiliac joints support and time to heal properly – creating an optimal healing environment. These medical devices should always be used at the direction of your doctor and according to your doctor’s directions and recommendations. They can also be used if needed for long-term pain relief in the lumbar and sacrum regions.