How Support Belts Help Relieve Back Pain for Millions of Americans
According to the American Chiropractic Association
31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any one time and according to WebMD
, each year more than 100 million Americans experience back pain at some point. The result? A cost of $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity. There are many types of support belts that can help with lower back pain, and we often get questions on the difference between them – so here’s a quick breakdown:
Sacroiliac Belts – Sacroiliac Belts help stabilize the sacroiliac joint. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can cause severe lower back and/or leg pain and can be caused for a variety of reasons. It is thought that an alteration in normal joint motion (either too much or too little movement) to be the main culprit. If the joint has too much movement, pain is felt in the lower back or hip, and if it has too little movement pain is felt in the lower back or buttocks. Our belts help address these problems and alleviate pain.
Maternity Support Belts – Many mothers feel significant back pain as a result of the weight of their baby. This pain is heightened and becomes a greater risk specifically among women who have jobs that require a lot of standing. When the muscles are overly strained by the weight, maternity support belts can come in handy as a pain reliever. They are generally simple neoprene belts that fasten under the uterus. Here are a few options that we offer.
Lifting Belts – Men and women in jobs that require heavy lifting often feel significant back pain. Lifting belts help to support the back when completing activities like lifting heavy boxes. The belt wraps around the waste and ensures the lower back is not as strained. Here are a couple options for lifting belts.
Lumbar Support Belts – Aside from just lifting belts, Lumbar Support Belts can be both neoprene and more heavy duty plastic braces. Many people need additional support when recovering from back surgery, strains, or disc pain and a Multi Brace can provide that level of support. These support belts are generally lightweight and have additional padding to ensure that weight is taken away from area of pain. We offer many types of lumbar support belts depending on the needs of the patient.
These different types of belts can help relieve severe back pain and ultimately change the lives of millions of Americans. If you have any questions about if any of these belts could help you, feel free to ask us!