Pain relief suggestions

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  1. Pip52976

    Pip52976 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all I'm at my wits end I have no idea what else to try, wondering if abyone has any suggestions. I have so much pain in my sacroiliac joints and nothing seems to ease it today. I have been referred for phyiso but not till April !! Today I have tried paracetamol, having a bath, sitting on my birthing ball, on knees over birthing ball and now have a hot water bottle on it. It hurts so much I feel sick. Are there any other tips people can suggest please. Xxx
     
  2. Atlantis

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    Sitting on a birthing ball opens up the pelvis and possibly destabilises SI joints further if they are already out of alignment so definitely don't recommend doing this.

    I have 2 immediate suggestions for you:

    1. Get yourself a Serola pelvic support belt online ASAP, it goes round the hips and pulls the pelvis together stabilising it. This comes highly recommended by osteopaths, chiropractors and professional physios for women with PGP (pelvic girdle pain) which is what you likely have. Use that on a daily basis to help you keep your pelvis supported.

    2. Lie on your back (if you can), get someone to hold your knees together close (so that your knees remain hip width apart), push them open gently against this resistance (knees don't actually move apart, just push against the hands), then release hands, hold something between your legs (like a folded towel, same thickness so that they are again a few inches apart) and squeeze gently. This mavuever taught us by physios can put misaligned SI joints back into place and might help ease the pain. Go slow, try a little bit, don't overdo, just one repetition especially the first time. Let me know how you get on?

    I'm a pilates therapist in training wanting to specialise in pre and postnatal fitness and I know a bit about PGP /SPD through my own experience and through training hence the above recommendations
     
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  3. kanga86

    kanga86 Well-Known Member

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    I take cocodamol when my pain is really bad, but it doesn't really do much for the pain, but spaces me out for a few hours or sends me to sleep so I don't care lol Other than that I use a hot water bottle and lie on the sofa on my front with a big v pillow wrapped around bump. Only way I get comfortable at times xx

    I would also recommend a chiropractor, I've been to 2 sessions and doing so much better pain wise than I was. Definitely worth the money xx
     
  4. Atlantis

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    Yes definitely someone like a chiropractor but ideally someone specialising in women's health. A private women's health physiotherapist would actually be ideal for you if you can afford it.

    Check out pelvicpartnership.co.uk for further advice and a list of recommendations of professionals in the UK
     
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    My chiropractor specialises in pregnant ladies and works from home. I found her on a local birth fb page as they aren't allowed to advertise they specialise in pregnancy for some reason xx
     
  6. Atlantis

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    How odd they aren't allowed! Still, good for you to have found this lady X
     

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