Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) and Chiropractors

was wondering if anyone had SPD during their pregnancies. been told to see a chiropractor who can realign my pelvis. how successful is it in making u feel less sore. is it a painful/uncomfortable procedure?

thanks

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I had the beginnings of this with my last two pregnancies.. was walking ( hobbling ) with the use of a walking stick come the third trimester.

in my experience i was in tears most days with the pain, i was told there are specific chiropractors that can help with this and other types of "female" discomforts but because of the pregnancy was too nervous for the baby to try it.

let us know if you go with it and if it helps xx

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ClarityofMind;6203024

I had the beginnings of this with my last two pregnancies.. was walking ( … I had the beginnings of this with my last two pregnancies.. was walking ( hobbling ) with the use of a walking stick come the third trimester.in my experience i was in tears most days with the pain, i was told there are specific chiropractors that can help with this and other types of "female" discomforts but because of the pregnancy was too nervous for the baby to try it. let us know if you go with it and if it helps xx



thanks. i am booked in for monday. im only 17 weeks so a long time left...and been told i will prob be on crutches if i dont see a chiropractor. is worrying. the SPD makes u feel inside there as well!!

magicbeans;6203070

thanks. i am booked in for monday. im only 17 weeks so a long time … thanks. i am booked in for monday. im only 17 weeks so a long time left...and been told i will prob be on crutches if i dont see a chiropractor. is worrying. the SPD makes u feel inside there as well!!



i know... i got so sick of it because its constant pain and i couldnt get any relief from it, refused to take pain killers for baby's sake but was in agony whether i was sitting or standing and literally looked like an old lady with my walking stick, couldnt even walk down the street which is maybe 300 metres from end to end... they delivered me 2 months early but due to eclampsia not the SPD xx

I dont envy you the next few months hun.. see how it goes on monday and let me know. i've heard it can help relieve the pain for maybe up to a day or so. not a miracle cure but something xxx

I have had it but only midly compared to some, I know how painful it is, I used to have to crawl upto bed up the stairs I was in agony. I havn't any experiance with what you have mentioned but best of luck and hope it helps x

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ClarityofMind;6203106

i know... i got so sick of it because its constant pain and i couldnt get … i know... i got so sick of it because its constant pain and i couldnt get any relief from it, refused to take pain killers for baby's sake but was in agony whether i was sitting or standing and literally looked like an old lady with my walking stick, couldnt even walk down the street which is maybe 300 metres from end to end... they delivered me 2 months early but due to eclampsia not the SPD xxI dont envy you the next few months hun.. see how it goes on monday and let me know. i've heard it can help relieve the pain for maybe up to a day or so. not a miracle cure but something xxx



i dont envy me :-( and yeah i struggle over short distances without feeling sore in the wyou know where. im same in that ont wana have painkillers so am just putting up with the pain. defo feel like im 40 weeks as i walk so slowly and sorta wobble along. mw said take pigeon steps! bet u were glad u were delivered early. were u able to open ur legs for labour properly? how soon after did u recover from pain of SPD?

4lyons09;6203114

I have had it but only midly compared to some, I know how painful it is, … I have had it but only midly compared to some, I know how painful it is, I used to have to crawl upto bed up the stairs I was in agony. I havn't any experiance with what you have mentioned but best of luck and hope it helps x


thanks hun.....stairs are difficult for me as well

they cesared me hun due to the eclampsia and as i had an emergency cesar before xxx

i was high risk... you may find it easier xx

I used to try warm baths to see if they helped but honestly i never found any real relief from it.

Think of your baby You'll have he/she soon and then it really is all worth it xxxx

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ClarityofMind;6203205

they cesared me hun due to the eclampsia and as i had an emergency cesar … they cesared me hun due to the eclampsia and as i had an emergency cesar before xxxi was high risk... you may find it easier xxI used to try warm baths to see if they helped but honestly i never found any real relief from it. Think of your baby You'll have he/she soon and then it really is all worth it xxxx



:friends: thanks hun :thumbsup:

I ened up on crutches from 15 weeks with my last daughter
i couldnt even climb stairs or put socks on it was so painful,i literally became housebound in the end

I got sent for physio which didnt really help as it was too painful

i then got sent to a chronic pain clinic and has some big jabs which did ease the pain a bit

luckily as soon as i had the baby it settled down


i sympathise with you hun i really hope you can find some way of helping the pain

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Mardyass;6203450

I ened up on crutches from 15 weeks with my last daughteri couldnt even … I ened up on crutches from 15 weeks with my last daughteri couldnt even climb stairs or put socks on it was so painful,i literally became housebound in the endI got sent for physio which didnt really help as it was too painfuli then got sent to a chronic pain clinic and has some big jabs which did ease the pain a bitluckily as soon as i had the baby it settled downi sympathise with you hun i really hope you can find some way of helping the pain



o wow! that sounds like quite an ordeal!!

were u able to give birth naturally...ie spread ur legs out without pain. i

hun, im sorry you have spd, i had it with ds2 and i wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy, i constantly felt like my bits were falling out :-( andi couldnt get up stairs has to sleep on setee for last few months also when i did catch some sleep i was always woken by the severe aching and getting out the bath was bad for me too, god, the thinbgs we women go through for our kids
Good luck hun, im sure you will be fine :thumbsup:

I gave birth naturally, just with my legs a bit closer together :giggle:

HI magic I had it mildly with my second and third baby, but my fourth it was agony, was on crutches and had physio etc which did not help. Physio gave me a belt thing which maybe helped a bit but not really noticably. I was induced three weeks early ( as soon as baby reached a weight they were happy with) due to the pain.
They said they were hoping that it would prevent future probs by delivering early, however the day before I was due to be induced my son who was only two, ran away and I fell over trying to catch him, so was rushed in then.
I still suffer now three years on, and the hospital have said that its due to the fall having made the damage permanent. Some days I struggle to walk properly and am in regular pain. So my biggest piece of advice is to be really careful and do not risk falling. Treat yourself as delicate china.

Apparently it does get worse with every pregnancy - I was advised when I started showing signs that if I had any more kids I would be hospitalised for most of the pregnancy.

Lets know how you get on with the chiropractor.

Good luck - and remember when you deliver to make sure everyone knows you are not to be left in one position.

magicbeans;6205063

o wow! that sounds like quite an ordeal!! were u able to give birth … o wow! that sounds like quite an ordeal!! were u able to give birth naturally...ie spread ur legs out without pain. i



yes! i had a natural birth and after that it was sore but the pain literally had gone altogether within a few weeks

make sure you read up on this some delivery positions SHOULD NOT be used. I can't stress this enough. My SIL was badly effected by this and because the midwife was cluless she was tring to get her to give birth in a totaly unaceptable possition. If my sil hadn't done her reserch she could have ended up paralised (sp) !

It is awful just be really careful xxx

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*roosterpots*;6205551

hun, im sorry you have spd, i had it with ds2 and i wouldnt wish it on my … hun, im sorry you have spd, i had it with ds2 and i wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy, i constantly felt like my bits were falling out :-( andi couldnt get up stairs has to sleep on setee for last few months also when i did catch some sleep i was always woken by the severe aching and getting out the bath was bad for me too, god, the thinbgs we women go through for our kids :)Good luck hun, im sure you will be fine :thumbsup:I gave birth naturally, just with my legs a bit closer together :giggle:



yes i feel like that already...not the stairs bit but about my bits.

kidcat;6205886

HI magic I had it mildly with my second and third baby, but my fourth it … HI magic I had it mildly with my second and third baby, but my fourth it was agony, was on crutches and had physio etc which did not help. Physio gave me a belt thing which maybe helped a bit but not really noticably. I was induced three weeks early ( as soon as baby reached a weight they were happy with) due to the pain.They said they were hoping that it would prevent future probs by delivering early, however the day before I was due to be induced my son who was only two, ran away and I fell over trying to catch him, so was rushed in then.I still suffer now three years on, and the hospital have said that its due to the fall having made the damage permanent. Some days I struggle to walk properly and am in regular pain. So my biggest piece of advice is to be really careful and do not risk falling. Treat yourself as delicate china.Apparently it does get worse with every pregnancy - I was advised when I started showing signs that if I had any more kids I would be hospitalised for most of the pregnancy.Lets know how you get on with the chiropractor.Good luck - and remember when you deliver to make sure everyone knows you are not to be left in one position.



wow....goodness that sounds like one heck of an ordeal u went through...scary that one trip and ur permanently hurt.... being preg and with 2 little boys i feel quite unstable but defo been taking it easy and making hubby do as much as i can. thanks

Mardyass;6208797

yes! i had a natural birth and after that it was sore but the pain … yes! i had a natural birth and after that it was sore but the pain literally had gone altogether within a few weeks



jennybubbles;6209015

make sure you read up on this some delivery positions SHOULD NOT be used. … make sure you read up on this some delivery positions SHOULD NOT be used. I can't stress this enough. My SIL was badly effected by this and because the midwife was cluless she was tring to get her to give birth in a totaly unaceptable possition. If my sil hadn't done her reserch she could have ended up paralised (sp) !It is awful just be really careful xxx


ok i will do that...ur right..some of them are USELESS!!

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i really appreciate all ur replies...seriously i cant tell u how much i appreciate hearing ur experiences.... i will tk it easy and be careful as much as poss. i also spoke to a mum at school who is a yoga instructor who had SPD she gave me a book with yoga postions for alleviating SPD pain and told me to maybe try find someone who taught preg yoga and join (although make sure they are aware i have SPD)

thanks again all

My physio came down to the delivery suite when I was transferred down to make sure the MW knew what she was allowed to do, maybe worth you asking if yours will do the same?

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kidcat;6210094

My physio came down to the delivery suite when I was transferred down to … My physio came down to the delivery suite when I was transferred down to make sure the MW knew what she was allowed to do, maybe worth you asking if yours will do the same?



my physio doesnt answer her phone!
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