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spd or pelvic girdle pain?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
To anyone who is suffered from SPD or pelvic girdle pain you know how bad this hurts. Mine has actually been so bad for the past three months that I had to quit work, I cannot go up and down stairs, and before I finally found some relief I couldn't even roll over the bed without crying. My midwife had me going to two different chiropractors which offered a little relief, but would only last a few days. Finally she suggested I go to a physical therapist that specialize in pelvic bone regions. It was the best thing that could have happened although the date of physical therapy in the day after physical therapy the pain is very intense. The after results are so worth it. So if you've been suffering with this please know that there is help.
post #2 of 16

I had to see a physical therapists with 1 of my pregnancies because of the SPD.  I'm glad you found some relief!!
 

post #3 of 16

I don't think my pelvic pain is bad enough to warrant PT at this time, but I'd be really curious to know what type of therapies they do with you or what kind of exercises they have you do at home!

post #4 of 16
I think this is what I have. This is my third pregnancy but first time with this god awful pain in my crotch/pelvic/leg area. I keep meaning to bring it up to my midwives but it seems like on the days I have appointments the discomfort isn't that bad. This weekend has been pretty painful though and I'm finding loads of pain after having sex- which REALLY annoys me as I've been having lots of it lately. Do the excercise help? I read about doing squats and pelvic floor tilts but haven't tried anything regularly.
post #5 of 16
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The PT specialist Ive been goin to is awesome. He basically has you lie down to see which bone has shifted where. once he determines that, he ask you to push back against him in what he comically refers to as wrestling moves, basically with youre help and his weight he slides your bones back into proper position. Im not gonna lie its not very comfortable and for about 2 days afterwards you wish you had never seen a pt, but then you start noticing the pain is diminishing. You still have to be very careful as to what you can do, as we have the hormone relaxen right now which causes our pelvises to be unstable. me: I cant go up or down steps, I still have to sit to put on pants, and basically be concieous of how I move, but it is so worth it to be pain free. Can even have sex now as long as I am careful getting into position.lol. Best of luck ladies!!!!joy.gif
 

post #6 of 16

I have this and find my Osteopath to be a huge help... and the massage therapist.

post #7 of 16

I have pubic symphysis pain and also this pain on the lower sides and sometimes across the bottom of my belly... feels like my belly is so heavy the muscles/ligaments cramp up.  Its painful!  My midwife said it was spasm and told me to take more magnesium, but I'm taking A LOT of calcium and magnesium at this point and still can't stand up for (no joke) more than 1-2 mins or I'll be in pain and have to lay down for a good long time.  I've been so hungry because I can't even stand up to get food.  I lay down all day and I've got 3 kids running around the house unattended.  

post #8 of 16
I know many have already had their babies so this probably isn't an issue any longer BUT I have been seeing a pelvic floor specialist and in only 2 sessions my pain was 90% gone. It has been truly wonderful! She studied with dr. Tami Kent, the author of Wild Feminine which is a great read if you haven't read it already!

Just thought I would put it out there if anyone was interested
post #9 of 16

I wish that I would have had the extra cash to see a Webster certified chiro- my pubic bone and hips have ACHED for the past month, it would have been so nice.  Since I had to pay for acupuncture, I could afford to do both...  :/   Oh well.  Once baby is here on Friday, hopefully that pain will have subsided.  :)

post #10 of 16

The pain will likely not subside completely right away... it takes up to 6 months for the relaxin to return to normal and the ligaments to tighten back up.  I know my hips are always sore for a month or two after the baby is born just like they are during pregnancy.  Esp if I lay on one side or sit in one position too long while nursing. 

post #11 of 16
I can't tell what hurts more, the c-section incision or my (still) achey hips... yeowch!
post #12 of 16

JNajla can't imagine what the incision must feel like.....ouch.

If by chance you can get your hands on some St. Johnswort oil, I tell you it works wonders on the hips and other similar pain. My tailbone was killing me and I rubbed the oil on before bed. Woke up with no more pain! Been using it since then :)

post #13 of 16
I can't tell what hurts more, the c-section incision or my (still) achey hips... yeowch!
post #14 of 16
Just remember, don't put ANYTHING on your incision!! You can wash with dial soap but don't scrub and don't put lotion on it or near it. Also, if you get sweaty, shower and clean it. Don't sit in a bath and don't dry with a towel that has been used on something else. I actually dry mine with a hair dryer to make sure it's steril.

I only offer this advice because I had an infection after my 1st and 2nd section and am trying my hardest to avoid it this time. I would also say, your abdomen is probably hurting the most. I was in serious pain for at least a week and even since then I have burning pain at the site with certain movements or turning over in bed etc.

I hope your SPD heals up soon smile.gif
post #15 of 16
Thanks Tenk! So far I've just let soapy water run over the incision. It's healing very fast. It honestly doesn't hurt much- getting around good, taking baby for walks already. What really hurts is my feet. I have the worst edema that I've ever seen in my feet and legs. It's tight and hard, can't fit into shoes. It's actually weeping in some places. I'm told that it will be gone in a week.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by JNajla View Post

Thanks Tenk! So far I've just let soapy water run over the incision. It's healing very fast. It honestly doesn't hurt much- getting around good, taking baby for walks already. What really hurts is my feet. I have the worst edema that I've ever seen in my feet and legs. It's tight and hard, can't fit into shoes. It's actually weeping in some places. I'm told that it will be gone in a week.

Glad you're healing well, JNajla.  The legs sound painful; have you tried compression stockings?

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