Atleast your chiro treatments give me hope that mine may work too.
Was your pain post pregnancy or is this something you have always had?
After I had my X-rays I told my chiro that my husband jokes about needing to upgrade our health cover in the future to include hip replacements, and he said he's not far off. So I think probably down the track I'll be looking at that possibility, but for now, I'm happy to be virtually pain free if I stick with my regular chiro visits.
Wow, I can't imagine how much pain you must have been in for years cindye. I am tired just after a few months. During my first pregnancy 3 yrs ago, I had lower back pain, but with this pregnancy, I developed sciatica.
Though people suggested I see a chiro during my pregnancy, I didn't, because I had never been to one previously, and didn't want to risk it during my pregnancy.
Even after 4 treatments, I feel so much better. I hope I keep getting better over the next couple of weeks. The hardest bit is feeling better and then back to stiffness and pain looking after baby all day long. Unfirtunatety there is not much I can do about it.
It is great you found exercise helpful. What kind of exercise did you manage with the pain? I am lucky if I can walk for 15 to 20 min without breaking down. However, I do have to make an effort to do it, as I am overweight, and losing a few kilos would definitely help.
I hope the pain leaves you permanently and never comes back!
I find walking is the best exercise- just keeping the hip joint and surrounding muscles flexible means that everything stays where its supposed to be. Pilates is also great for strengthening those core muscles, because good posture definitely helps.
Have you got a heat pack you can use on your lower back/butt? I have a long rectangular wheat pack that I'd heat up and then lay on a long scarf. I'd fold the scarf in half length-wise then tie it around my hips. It's probably just in my mind, but I found the heat helped.
I used the heat pack during my pregnancy and it seemed to help when it was on. However, the physio as well as the chiro asked me to use the cold pack, which is what I am using right now. Not sure if it helps but alternating it with a heat pack may be a good way to go.
It's funny my diagnosis was pretty similar to yours. The chiro looked at my spine X-rays and said my left hip was a bit higher than the right and the sacrum was quite twisted. Guess it's all the waddling I did during pregnancy!
To top the sciatic pain, I have high blood pressure, which seems to be playing up over the last 2 days. It's just doom and gloom over here. I need a miracle cure for all my ailments !
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