Dance is an art form that not just invigorates the body but also the mind. Ask any dancer and they will tell you how thoroughly rejuvenated they feel physically and mentally after a dance performance. Typically, a good dancer needs to be lithesome and agile. Over time they develop muscle strength in the regions which are used extensively in their specific dance forms. It is said that the more dancers practice their moves the better they get at their craft. However, with overuse and too much practice comes muscle wear and tear too. Lower back pain is a very common problem amongst dancers. One of the joints that is affected the most in dancers is the sacroiliac joint which is the joint that connects the sacrum and the ilium bones in the pelvis. Sacroiliac dysfunction is prevalent amongst dancers who have a fixed routine that tends to stress the lower back and the sacroiliac joint. During a performance a dancer can injure his sacroiliac joint due to a one-off traumatic incident or due to repetitive micro trauma or stress.

The most common symptom of sacroiliac dysfunction is excruciating pain in the hips, buttocks, lower back and thighs. Those who have experienced this pain claim that it is the most unbearable kind of pain they have ever gone through. It becomes very difficult to walk and to carry out regular day to at chores let alone practice a dance routine. If the injury is left untreated, the pain progresses from the lower back to the hips and shoulders, rendering the patient completely bedridden.

The most common line of treatment for sacroiliac dysfunction is administration of NSAIDs and steroids. Both these drug categories have a truckload of serious side effects when used for a prolonged period. These side effects range from kidney problems to peptic ulcers to elevated blood pressure to liver troubles.

A side-effect-free answer to sacroiliac dysfunction lies in our ancient Ayurvedic medicinal texts. Medicine men of yore relied extensively on the therapeutic qualities of turmeric and specifically its key ingredient-curcumin. Curcumin has been proven to be highly effective in treating muscular injuries as well as joint problems.This is primarily due to its unmatched anti-inflammatory properties. Some medicinal characteristics of curcumin are listed below:

1) Curcumin has the ability to inhibit the activity of pro-inflammatory substances like COX1, COX2, nuclear factor kappa light-chain-enhancer of activated beta cells and 5-LOX. This helps in the same way as a regular analgesic would by bringing down the joint inflammation and pain characteristic of sacroiliac dysfunction.

2) Curcumin has strong antioxidant properties that help in attenuating progressive joint injury by slowing down the aging process. In case of dancers this helps by reducing the wear and tear that happens when there are repetitive movements that lead to constant stress on the sacroiliac joint. By neutralizing the free radicals in the body, curcumin reduces the oxidative stress and thus slows down aging.

3) The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin also help in preventing tissue death in the sacroiliac joint. When sacroiliac dysfunction is left untreated for too long, the tissues in the joint start to slowly die.

By consuming curcumin regularly this horrific eventuality can be averted.
In their search for the most effective supplement, people suffering from sacroiliac dysfunction may come across a lot of curcumin based products from around the world. It is important though to be quite certain of which supplement one is going in for. Many of these supplements available in the market today are made from adulterated curcumin which has synthetic color added to it to make it look brighter and better. Bagdara Farms is an Indian venture devoted to the production of curcumin supplements made from organic curcumin grown on their own farmland in the heart of the Bandhavgarh forests in Madhya Pradesh. One of these supplements is Spotyheal-5X which is simply perfect for dancers suffering from sacroiliac dysfunction as well as other muscular injuries. Its curcumin rich formula can heal all forms of joint injuries in a snap of the fingers and bring dancers back on their toes in no time!

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