Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
Many women who suffer from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) believe that their pain is a normal part of pregnancy. At Crux Sport & Spine, we know that severe pain and discomfort during pregnancy is not normal.
Our Approach to SPD
Many women who suffer from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) believe that their pain is a normal part of pregnancy. At Crux Sport & Spine, we know that severe pain and discomfort during pregnancy is not normal. SPD is diagnosed by having multiple severe symptoms around the pelvic, groin, and pubic region. This intense pain is common during pregnancy because hormones are released to prepare the body for labor and delivery by making ligaments and joints more relaxed. Even though these symptoms are common, they aren’t something you have to deal with for your whole pregnancy.
Symptoms of SPD
Your pregnancy pains may be different than what another woman may encounter. Getting seen by a St. George chiropractor will ensure a correct diagnosis of your symptoms. SPD like symptoms, can worsen throughout pregnancy and continue, or worsen, after delivery if there is no intervention. Here is a list of signs and symptoms that we see in our clinic for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction.
- Pain during one-legged activities (lunges, stairs, running)
- Discomfort with rolling over in bed
- Increased discomfort getting in and out of a vehicle
- Tenderness at the pubic bone
- Severe pain surrounding the groin region
Your Visit With US
Dr. Kati Smith has been treating pregnant women in St. George, Utah, and regularly sees women with SPD. Successful management of SPD includes a safe, personal analysis of how well you move. Utilizing functional movement screens, we can address and correct any movement deficiencies you are experiencing. Assess and adjust your posture with Webster Technique, strengthen any weak muscles, and provide muscle release technique to tight muscles to decrease your pain and aid in a faster recovery. Our approach is always safe, gentle to protect the baby’s health and mothers well being.