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Hello friends!<br><br>
I've been having hip problems for a few months now, walking being a chore--but I knew that was normal since I have quite a few preggo friends who said they had the *exact* same problem.<br><br>
What's been going on with me for about a week is the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">opposite</span> type of pain....walking has been <i>torture</i>, and I thought I could literally feel my hip bones as they moved when I walk, grating....felt like I had been riding the worlds largest horse non-stop (sorry for the mental pic, but I have no other way to describe) & I have been in nonstop PAIN PAIN PAIN<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:! I asked my SIL who is a birth doula what in the heck?!?!?--and she told me I had a misaligned pelvis and going to a chiropractor has affirmed this diagnosis.<br><br>
Anyone else out there have the same problem...? Just wondering...<br><br>
THANK YOU!
 

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I did! It was horrible and affecting everything--working, walking, sleeping, sitting, my mood... But I also thought it was "normal" preggo pain until my MW finally convinced me it was not. She sugested a rolfer who is apparently more gentle than most? Anyway, she was great, it felt like a deep tissue massage but no more painful than that, and it was like a miracle. The right side of my pelvis was tilted too far forward and once she corrected it, the pain in my right pubic/hip area went completely away. Unfortunately it came back 2-3 weeks later because this little stinker sits on my right side and pulled it back out of whack. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I cannot wait for him to come out so I can go see her again! (Can't afford the $90 for an adjustment that isn't going to last...)<br><br>
Good luck, hope you get relief from yours. I know how miserable that feels!
 

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I've heard that rolfers are really good for this kind of thing too. The only recommendation I've got, the guy charges nearly $200, and I so do not have that, so I'm hoping the chiropractor can help me out.
 

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That's what I have. The chiro is really helping. I only can afford it because my health insurance covers it.
 

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What's a rolfer and where can I find one? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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I have (had) it too. I've been seeing a chiroractor and he's really helped me out. On my first visit, my pelvis was so out of alignment that there was an 1.5" difference between my left and right legs. I was in so much pain that walking was unbearable.<br><br>
Now, after 4 adjustments, I feel pretty good. I still have some pain, but it's nothing compared to where I was. I wish I had gone earlier.
 

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Yeah me too. The chiro does help.
 

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Rolfing is a specialized type of massage. :<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/run.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="run">s to get massage textbook::<br><br>
"Rolfing is a systematic program developed out of the technique of structural integration...aligns major body segments through manipulation of the fascia or the connective tissue."<br><br>
You'd have to call different massage therapists to see if they're trained in the technique.
 

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Thank you ALL--I also thought this was 'normal' until I was in so much pain that I finally spoke up to ask WTF!!--THIS HURTS!! My boss is SO wonderful---she got me a special pass so I can park right next to the building in visitors spaces, and I can take an elevator reserved for the 'executive bunch' so I don't have to suffer just coming in.<br><br>
I've learned a lot ladies....now I know some options and will be pursuing them ASAP!!<br><br>
MANY HUGS!
 
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