If you haven’t been to a chiropractor during your pregnancy or postpartum period, you’re one of the few who have not taken advantage of the opportunity. Chiropractic care is considered relatively safe and effective for treating musculoskeletal conditions during that delicate time period. They can adjust what they call subluxations, or partial dislocation, which result from the changing posture and pressure on the vertebral column. A technique known as the Webster Techniques is often used to treat this population but it is not the only manual therapy tool in their toolbox.
Small movement, separation or inflammation at your pubic symphysis, located between your pubic bones, can be a big pain in the pelvis. During pregnancy, some separation is normal, but excessive separation can make simple things like going up a flight of stairs, getting in and out of a car, and even walking really difficult. If your separation is really bad, your OB or midwife may keep you on bedrest. Because you have enough things to deal with during your pregnancy and after birth, here are a few simple things you can do to decrease your pubic symphysis pain.