Serola Sacroiliac Belt for Back Pain
Back pain is a common but unfortunate reality for many, and can be debilitating if left untreated. However, the Serola Sacroiliac Belt for Back Pain aids sufferers by enforcing proper spinal alignment in the sacroiliac joint by aligning the sacrum with the ilia in the hip with gentle but firm pressure, relieving strain. This not only aids pain relief but helps to support rehabilitation: ensuring patients feel and get better, quicker.
Which Size is Right For Me?
The Serola Support Belt comes in four sizes, which are based on hip circumference. To find the right size, please measure just below the pointy, bony protrusions at the front of your hips. There is a natural indentation where the belt fits.
|Sizing of Serola Belt ||Hip Circumference (cm) ||Hip Circumference (Inches) |
|Small ||76 - 86cm ||30 - 34" |
|Medium ||86 - 102cm ||34 - 40" |
|Large ||102 - 117cm ||40 - 46" |
|Extra Large ||117 - 132cm ||46 - 52" |
What If My Measurements Fall On a Sizing Boundary?
If your measurements fall on a sizing boundary, we highly recommend selecting the lower size for optimum support. This is because the Serola Belt features a generous amount of Velcro that allows you to make adjustments if your belt is slightly tight.
For example, if your hips measure 40", you should select a medium Serola Belt.
What If My Hips Are Too Wide?
If the circumference of your hips exceeds 52", don't fret. The Serola Belt is also available in a 60" circumference variation that is ideal for users with wider than standard hips.
Sizing Tips and Tricks
- If you fall on a sizing boundary, select the lower size
- It is vital that you measure yourself around the hips, as pictured above
- If you are pregnant and fall on/within an inch of a sizing boundary, we recommend selecting a larger size
- Always measure without baggy or heavyweight items of clothing on
- Comfortable support for pre/post partum hyper-mobility and symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
- Treats lower back pain, sacroiliac pain and joint instability
- Helps correct joint biomechanics
- Encourages ligamentous remodeling
- Provides pelvic support
- Aids myofascial rehabilitation
- Suitable for occupational, post-traumatic, degenerative or compensatory hyper-mobility/instability
- Immediate support for people with overworked girdle muscles and painful hip joints
- Valuable aid to post-operative rehabilitation, especially for Trendelenberg positives
- Can be worn during and after pregnancy
- Can be worn over or under clothing
- No hard parts or buckles to cut or chafe
- Breathable, cool fabric for day-in day-out comfort
- Supplied with a 12-month guarantee
How Do I Fit the Serola Belt?
To find out more about fitting the belt, please watch the video below:
Where Can This Sacroiliac Belt Be Used?
Since the Serola Sacroiliac Belt offers support to the base of the spine, strength is increased throughout the back, hips and legs to greatly reduce the risk of injury. Users of the Serola belt include:
- Maternity units
- Physiotherapy clinics
- Amateur and professional sports teams
- Care homes
Which Conditions Is the Serola Belt Suitable For?
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt is suitable for a range of conditions affecting your lower back. This includes:
- Disc herniation
- Facet syndrome
- Hip degeneration
- Lateral canal stenosis
- Pubic symphysis dysfunction
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
How Does the Serola Sacroiliac Belt Work?
The Serola Belt is designed to hold the sacroiliac joint together, so the likelihood of it opening beyond normal between treatments is greatly reduced. During rehabilitation, the Serola Sacroiliac Belt holds the sacrum to the ilia with the proper tension, so that, during exercises, as you bring the ilia backward, it carries the sacrum with it.
The ligaments are not stressed and the joint remains intact, which is critical for proper rehabilitation. Too much or too little tension will create muscular spasm and inhibition.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt Under Clothing?
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt has been engineered to provide maximum support and comfort in a low profile and lightweight design. Therefore, the choice to wear the belt under or over clothing is based strictly on your preferences. The belt is just as effective either way.
What Is the Serola Sacroiliac Support Belt Made From?
The Serola Belt is comprised of two layers: the first is a non-elastic layer that is very similar to neoprene but breathable and hypoallergenic. It's soft, comfortable and non-slip.
The second layer is an elastic layer comprised of elastic pull straps which are fastened second, after the first layer is pulled snug. This layer provides additional compression and resilience, and is tightened according to personal preference and comfort.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt While Sleeping?
Yes, wearing the Serola Sacroiliac Belt during sleep can enhance comfort and significantly improve the quality of your sleep. If you tend to awake feeling sore and tight, the Serola Belt should help.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt During Exercise?
Yes, you should wear the Serola Belt while performing any activity that involves bending, lifting or twisting. Wearing the belt while exercising ensures that the sacroiliac joint is protected, minimising the chances of sustaining an injury.
Can I Wear the Serola Belt During Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, the ligaments, under hormonal influences, become lax and stretch to allow the pelvis to spread for delivery. Accordingly, some back muscles tighten and some belly muscles loosen.
By stabilising the pelvis, the Serola Belt takes the pressure off the sacroiliac and symphysis pubis ligaments, so the muscles can work normally. Therefore, the tight back muscles relax and the loose belly muscles firm up to both help support the baby during pregnancy, and help shrink the hips after delivery.
Which Size Should I Select If I Am Pregnant?
If you are pregnant, we recommend using our sizing guidelines above as standard. If you fall on or within an inch of a sizing boundary and are pregnant, we recommend selecting the larger size belt as your hips will gradually begin to widen.
How Long Can I Wear the Serola Sacroiliac Belt?
The Serola Sacroiliac Belt can be worn 24 hours a day and seven days a week, even while sleeping. There is no limitation to how long the belt can be worn and wearing the belt for long periods of time will not cause any negative effects.
How Do I Wash My Serola Belt?
The Serola Belt should be hand washed in cold water. Rinse well in cold water to remove soap residue from the small open cells in the foam, then line dry.
What Is the Width of the Belt?
The belt is 3" (8cm) in width.
Please note: The Serola Belt offers prolonged relief, but is not intended as a cure on its own.
During painful episodes, the belt should be worn as much as possible during the day and night. If increased pain, irritation, or rash is encountered while wearing the belt, discontinue use and see a doctor. Because constriction of the abdomen may alter blood flow in susceptible people, it is advisable to check your blood pressure with use of this or any other belt.