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Ladies, anyone else have SI joint troubles in early pregnancy? When I hit 10 weeks, it started hurting on my right side. At my midwife appointment, she felt it, said the muscle was in spasm and the joint was protruding more than the other side. She suggested a chiro, so I found one who is also Webster certified (which made me think she must deal with pregnant clients regularly enough) and am going Monday.<br><br>
I read all the blahbitty blah about hormones relaxing the ligaments, and it makes sense. Also, my uterus is naturally tipped way back, so I'm wondering if it's putting pressure in that area or something.<br><br>
If I'm having trouble this early, am I just in for it later on, say third tri? I am hoping regular adjustments will keep me in good shape, and I may need to add some exercises or something. Any tips?
 

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Helen, I see a lot of pregnant women, and the sooner you get care, the easier it will be to deal with. I would assume that you will need to be seen occasionally throughout your pregnancy, though. If someone is not in pain, i recommend coming in once a month for the early months, and then as you gain weight, your center of gravity shifts, that will increase. However, when you are experiencing pain, assume you'll be seen more often till it calms down, then on occasion to keep things from flaring up again.<br>
I would ask your Chiro if she does CranioSacral therapy, it is great for later months when you're just too big to get traditional adjustments. It's also great for baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Since you're not getting in till Monday...... Ice (not directly ont he skin), gentle stretching and making sure you're not sitting with your legs crossed will help. Tylenol is safe to take if you're in a lot of pain, and not able to sleep, although homeopathic Arnica is a better anti-inflammatory and much safer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I also recommend cranio sacral treatments. I am going for one today! Not because I have any problems...but I know the benefits and my massage therapist friend has just taken some Upledger courses and asked if she could practice on me once a month during my pregnancy...sure!
 

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Korin, thanks for the advice, very helpful.<br><br>
I haven't been adjusted since highschool when I was treated for some neck issues after a car accident, but I always felt so good after the visits. I'm sure I'm due for a tune-up anyway, and I definitely want to be proactive. It sounds like it must be a fulfilling job to be able to make people feel that much better!
 

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i love love love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> my job <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (esp since i only work part time!)
 

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Jo, thanks for the idea. You remind me that I have a friend in training as a massage therapist...hmmm....maybe she'd like a victim too!
 

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Yes yes yes!! Have it done start soon. I also have a tipped uterus and have the same problem. My husband is a physical thpst thankfully and treats me since his specialization is in this type of work. Also keep going for several months, it should help.
 
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