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Relief/advice for SPD

(3 Posts)
Misscocopops Tue 29-Jul-14 21:25:14

I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice for the relief of SPD symptoms.
I'm 32 weeks gone, and the SPD started about 6 weeks ago gradually getting worse and worse. My mw has sent off for me to have Nhs physio, marked as urgent but could still be a few weeks.
I went to a chiropractor today, but it was more initial assessment (confirmed def SPD) and I have to go back Friday once they've worked out my care plan. After all the probing today they warned me I'd be sore this evening, but dear god I hurt!
My SPD is deep in the middle / towards my right hand side of pelvis. Chiro gave me exercises but they are not helping tonight. I am in so much agony sad

Someone must know a way to ease the pain, any advice will be so gratefully received x

MabelBee Tue 29-Jul-14 21:42:30

Acupuncture. Don't believe in it myself, but I struggled on until around 32 weeks, had one session out of desperation and within a couple of days was absolutely pain free. Kept going back weekly to keep topped up. It is a mystery but works for some reason.

PaintedLady2014 Wed 30-Jul-14 03:10:07

Heat is good. Warm baths etc. A warm (not hot) wheat bag really helped me. Sleep with a pillow between your knees, it helps keep your hips aligned. Ask the physio for a support belt, I couldn't live without mine after about 20 weeks or so. Sits under your bump but helps hold your hips together. I really feel for you, it's shite. Keep on their case for a physio, I'll see if I can find my exercise sheet to give you the exercise they gave me. Strengthening your core does help, so if you know any gentle yoga or pilates moves it might be worth trying them if you feel strong enough.

I never tried acupuncture, I managed to get physio quite quickly as I suffer from Sciatica anyway. You CAN take codeine under advisement from your GP, although some people choose not to.

However my Dad had really bad RSI and acupuncture was a revelation for him, so it might be worth a try.

Feel better xx

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