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SPD- aka Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or PGP- aka Pelvic Girdle Pain



Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction or Pelvic Girdle Pain


WHAT IS SPD? Symphysis pubis Dysfunction (SPD), also referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) describes pain in the joints that make up your pelvis. They include the symphysis pubis joint (SPJ) at the front and/or the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) at the back. The result is pain felt across the front or back of the pelvis, which can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. If your SPD / PGP is causing you pain, you should be referred to a physical therapist who can assess the position and the symmetry of movement of your pelvic joints, especially the sacro-iliac joints at the back of the pelvis. Treatment may involve a combination of joint realignment or mobilisation and soft tissue or muscle treatment. When the body is experiencing pain, muscles tighten and compensate, causing asymmetry and misalignment of joints. It is important that you receive treatment from a Osteopath, physiotherapist or a chiropractor to correct this. They can advise you gentle exercises to do daily.


If your pregnant and feel your suffering with this why not give me a call and see how I can help you. The irony is I know exactly how you feel.


Tel: 0781 359 2921 Unit 1 The Tower Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport Crab Lane Stourbridge DY7 5DY www.thevipclinic.co.uk

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