I had a similar thing too, for a long time, prior to being pregnant. I've been working with an accupunturist/chinese herbalist for a while now. His theory was also the SI joint, and that mine easily popped out, causing the searing hip pain. The sleeping with a pillow between the legs helped (and that means legs together, in the same position, not one leg thrown over the pillow, the other straight... I actually had to take a scarf and tie my thighs together to achieve this, keep from dislodging it in my sleep). Also, an adjustment to put the joint back in, and he recommended I intake more protein, specifically red meat. Also, eat only hot foods, no raw veggies, limit carbs... All as part of a "strengthen my joints" plan. In my case, the theory was that since I had spent 13 years (from age 13-26) as a vegetarian, I had 'undernourished' my system, specifically resulting in 'loose' joints. The accupunture treatments, along with the chiropractic-like adjustments and my lifestyle adjustments totally turned around what was nearly debilitating pain at times. (I also found it waaaaay worse after sitting for a long time, and since I'm a student, that's what I mostly do!) When I got pregnant, he warned me that it might be troublesome again, due to the effects of relaxin on joints. I'm sure the injections wouldn't help at all either! I definitely recommend you try accupunture and chiropractic, and as someone suggested, maybe look for someone specifically used to working with pregnant women. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
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