If I knew what SPD was I'd be all over it. But alas I do not!
Sensory processing disorder? Who? Big hugs!
It's terrible. Horrid. The one upside I can tell you is that I felt IMMEDIATELY better upon giving birth. My case wasn't even that bad, but from what I read, most people who have it have that relief upon giving birth. The biggest thing I had to do to make things bearable was to make sure and keep my legs together whenever I had to move them. i.e. to get off the bed, I had to remember turn to my side, push myself upright with my arms, and THEN put my feet on the floor. To get out of the car, I had to turn sideways and lift both my legs over the side and step with two feet. Getting in, the same in reverse - turn backwards and sit down, then basically lift my legs into the car. Sorry you're dealing with this. :(
What N said. It got better right away after I gave birth and while pregnant I had to be really careful to keep my legs together, especially when getting in and out of bed and in and out of the car. As you can imagine, the bigger I got the harder that was. Just imagine there's a rubber band around your knees. My chiropractor and pregnancy yoga instructor both told me that it's good to keep moving, even if the movements are small. So keep walking and get to the pool if you can.
Get thee to a physiotherapist as fast as your disengaged pelvis will allow! at one point in my pregnancy I was going to the physio twice a week - the sessions were painful but the relief, even short lived was fantastic. also the physio can get you a strap for around your pelvis to achieve externally the failing that is happening internally basically holding you together from the outside. and yes, what N said, keep your legs together as much as possible especially for in and out of car, bed and putting on pants. also climbing stairs take them slow, one foot up bring the other foot to that step before continuing up the risers. I also found birth to cure the problem. let us know how you get on.
That sucks - I'm so sorry you're in pain :(
Oh no! My sister is going through this right now, and her midwife suggested a support belt (which my sister says is somewhat helpful) and to find a chiropractor certified in the webster technique. My sister hasn't been able to find a chiro who can work her in, so she's still on the prowl. She was super miserable before the belt, though. Hoping you find some measure of relief, friend!
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