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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can result in all kinds of physical issues. A symphysis pubis dysfunction is a common occurrence that causes discomfort and impacts day-to-day activities. If you’re pregnant and experiencing joint pain due to this issue, it may be time for a chiropractic adjustment. Get in touch with our team at BETTER LIFE Family Chiropractic & Wellness to learn more.

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What Is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?

Symphysis pubis dysfunction refers to discomfort caused by the joints of your left and right pelvic bones. Ordinarily, these joints allow for movement, but their function can be disrupted due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. When you are pregnant, the ligaments in the area loosen, making the joint flexible enough for your pelvic bones to widen during delivery. 

All the additional movement in your pelvis can be painful. The pain usually goes away after you’ve had your baby, but the discomfort beforehand could be a lot to deal with.

What Are the Symptoms of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction?

Symptoms of SPD can vary for different people, both in terms of severity and presentation. In most cases, you can experience:

  • Pain in the front center of your pubic bone.
  • Pain in your lower back on one or both sides of the hips.
  • Pain in your perineum, the area between the anus and vagina.

These pains could be more noticeable when you are walking, turning over in your bed, and generally putting weight on your legs.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care both before and after giving birth can be an effective way to address SPD pain due to pelvic misalignment. Here at our Spokane office, Dr. Chad may use ligament and diaphragmatic release techniques to address your discomfort. He may also recommend exercises you can do at home to alleviate pain.

Coming in for early treatment can prevent symphysis pubis dysfunction pain from getting worse. Along with this, opting for chiropractic care can help you avoid the use of potentially harmful medications for pain relief.

Chiropractic Care for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction in​ Spokane, WA

We provide chiropractic care to help alleviate discomfort caused by SPD. If you’re experiencing joint and pelvic pain while pregnant, our treatments can provide you with a safe and effective solution. Schedule an appointment today by filling out the form below or giving our office a call at (509) 464-0444.


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