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I have never been to a chiropractor. Is this kind of pain something that a chiro could help with? Or is it just plain ol' pregnancy hormones that you can't really do anything about? I'm 23 weeks along.<br><br>
The only relief I have found this pregnancy & my last (I never experienced this pain with my first 2 pregnancies!) is to have my husband rub & shove on my tail bone, or to lie on a heating pad. But this pregnancy I have a toddler to carry & chase around & this makes it so much worse!<br><br>
I have good days & bad. Today is one of those days that doing anything other than rock on this birth ball is excruciating. I walk like Igor! Just like with my last pregnancy, if I can manage to walk while dragging my left leg, the pain is tolerable <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> lol<br><br>
Has anyone here had luck with seeing a chiropractor for this pain? Or do you have any other advice?<br><br>
Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/belly.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="belly">
 

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I just had that happen and it was so painful so I know what you are talking about. My DH also used the palm of his hand and did a rotating motion along the area and I felt the baby move and it eased up, not completely, but felt so much better. What I found that helps is a birthing ball! Anytime it starts to hurt I sit on the ball and rock slowly back and forth and helps a ton and can be done watching television or at the PC and cheaper than a chiro. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Honey, PLEASE get thee to a chiro!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Even if it is "just pregnancy hormone stuff", an adjustment can help relieve the pain, at least for awhile!<br><br>
Me, I'm a bit skeptical that chiro can do *everything* some people claim it can (fix allergies and irritable bowel syndrome and toenail fungus and bad breath, for starters! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">), but this sort of thing I KNOW they can help, in a very significant way!<br><br>
Please give it a try. Try three adjustments and just see if it helps! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
This pregnancy has been so much better than my last, inspite of the fact that my back is actually in worse shape than 2 years ago. I truly believe the reason is that I've been getting regular chiro care for over a year now, and a lot of the things that would have been excrutiating by this point in my last pregnancy are this time merely uncomfortable or only occasionally painful.<br><br>
It's not a cure-all, but it sure helps a lot! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm a big fan of prenatal yoga exactly for these kinds of pregnancy woes. I have sciatica issues for the last two pregnancies-- both of which I also have/had toddlers to carry. That pesky pelvis!! Yoga helps me alot. Anyway, if you can't get to a yoga class, or can't find a decent one, just getting on your hands and knees and rotating the hips and the spine helps re-align everything.<br><br>
some simple hands and knees exercises:<br>
1) on hands and knees, or knees and elbows (forearms on the floor)- rotate the hips around and around. Pretend you're drying a mixing bowl with your bum. =) Do clockwise and counter clockwise.<br><br>
2) cat/cow: on hands and knees, alternate arching your back like a cat and then flexing your spine the other way with your tail bone and head lifted.<br><br>
3) from hands and knees, move your right hand directly beneath your face, and strech the left leg out to the side with the heel in line with the right knee. take a breath, and stretch the left arm out to the side and up directly over head. On exhale, stretch the arm overhead and back down to the floor. Do this in time to your breath 5-10times and switch sides.<br><br>
i don't know what position your baby is in, or if you're that far along, but since these exercises are all on hands and knees, it helps position baby into the right position which may help take pressure off your tail bone.<br><br>
good luck
 

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Just wondering - is it the tailbone - the very tip at the center bottom of your spine - or is it off to the right or left? I've had both pains, but my tailbone pain was not part of pregnancy. I've been seeing the chiropractor for sacroiliac joint pain which is more off to the side, where the pelvis meets the spine. After a month of it, I feel better.<br><br>
I took arnica for my tailbone and it sorta seemed to help. I had the injury for 3 years (which I hear is normal) so it was hard to tell what was time's healing and what was the homeopathy. I'm pretty sure that arnica is considered safe for pregnancy but you might want to check with your m/w (I started it right around when I miscarried, I think, so I'm a little foggy here).
 
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