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This is what is is..<br>
anyone been diagnosed with this severe form and what helped you??<br>
I can't sit for any length of time or walk and although laying on my side is what I can do the longest even that doesn't totally relieve the pain. I am getting chiro care but all this does is aggravate everything and leave me in even more pain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
DSP (Diastasis Symphysis Pubis) means an abnormally wide gap between the two pubic bones at the symphysis pubis joint situated at the front of the pelvis. It can only be diagnosed conclusively by investigation such as x-ray, ultrasound or MRI scan. The non-pregnant gap is 4-5mm but in every pregnancy there will be an increase of at least 2-3mm due to the fact that ligaments which ‘tie’ the joint become slightly slacker under the influence of the pregnancy hormones. Therefore, it is considered that a total width of up to 9mm between the two bones is normal for a pregnant woman. Following delivery, this natural extra gapping decreases within days although the supporting ligaments will take three to five months to fully return to their normal state to make the symphysis pubis a strong joint again. An abnormal gap is considered to be 1cm or more, sometimes with the two bones being slightly out of alignment, and remains evident after the time that the joint should have regained the normal non-pregnant width.
 

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I wasn't diagnosed officially with it but the only thing that helped me walk when I was pregnant was care by a osteopathic doctor who understood what it was and how to help it.<br><br>
I also bought the book Healing Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy (I think that was the title). It had a few exercises that seemed counterintuitive but I tried them and they helped as well.<br><br>
My D.O. showed me a number of exercises I had to do every morning when I'd wake up and then before bed that helped me get through my day.<br><br>
It was so bad my husband could hear me "click" when I'd walk.<br><br>
Best of luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wasn't diagnosed officially with it but the only thing that helped me walk when I was pregnant was care by a osteopathic doctor who understood what it was and how to help it.<br><br>
I also bought the book Healing Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy (I think that was the title). It had a few exercises that seemed counterintuitive but I tried them and they helped as well.<br><br>
My D.O. showed me a number of exercises I had to do every morning when I'd wake up and then before bed that helped me get through my day.<br><br>
It was so bad my husband could hear me "click" when I'd walk.<br><br>
Best of luck!</div>
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Relieving Pelvic Pain During and After Pregnancy<br><br>
I'm also in the not diagnosed with anything camp, but was in pretty severe pain and chiro made things worse for me- the excercises in that book helped a lot.
 

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I will look up this book...Sounds like it could help me..I hope!
 
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