News about SPD and PGP
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Did you see this article? Daily Mail, Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Quotes from article by Louise Atkinson:
There is an "estimated one in five women who develops pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy".
"The condition occurs when pregnancy hormones cause the tendons and ligaments that secure and stabilise the pelvis to become more lax, leaving the bones susceptible to shearing out of place".
"The problem is many women are being given the wrong type of treatment - leaving them at risk of the condition with future pregnancies, and vulnerable to long-term back and pelvic problems".
Carolyn Jess-Cooke, the subject of the article, says: "I felt as if no one believed me ..... I became quite depressed".
The "local hospital recommended paracetamol, and a course of physiotherapy....... yet these had no effect".
Dr Robin Chakraverty, of West Midlands Spinal Medical Clinic, says: "Pelvic pain in pregnancy is very common ... and while midwives and physiotherapists are aware of PGP, the problem is there is currently no consensus of opinion about how best to treat it".
Dr J Tanner, president of the british Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, explains: "Correct treatment requires a certain amount of expertise, which not all NHS physiotherapists have".
Claire Woodward, physiotherapist, has found that 'manual realignment' - an expert technique of gentle massage, rocking and manipulation - can put the pelvis back in the correct position and get the joints working properly once more. Dr Chakraverty agrees, the most important first step is realigning the pelvis.
Phil's note: Claire is on the right track and this, with additions, is what the The Haven Healing Centre Approach to SPD is all about. If you feel this is something you might like to try, please contact me as soon as possible. Phil.