Posted: 10/12/2010 at 12:00
Ok, I have had this in the past when I WASN'T pregnant and a chiropractor and physio sorted it for me and taught me things that would help it myself if I felt it returning. I have used it through pregnancy to give myself a little sort-out if I feel it coming back worse (as well as being careful about the way I sit and lie etc)
Here's the disclaimer. I am not a doctor, midwife, physio or chiropractor. All I know is that this works for me on my own SPD and lower back pain, which was caused by my pelvis being out of balance and therefore an uneven distribution of weight on my joints.
Stand up as straight as you can just now. Put a hand on either hip. Feel your hipbones (if you can) Is one higher than the other? My left was always higher than my right. Had been for about 15 years. Then i tried this and they were even. My back was less sore, as was my SPD.
I lie face down on the bed (obviously with pillows under my chest and legs so that there is room for bump) and bend the affected leg at the knee (mine is the right one, as it's the lower side of my pelvis) wannanother, try your left one first. If it doesn't help then do your right and see.
So, lying there, face down, bend knee, other leg straight. Gently push the thigh of the bent leg into the bed. Hold thsi for a few seconds (maybe 5) but keep the rest of your body nice and relaxed but in the same position. Then relax everything.
Do this three times. you should feel a slight shift in your joints, but not severe pain. When you stand back up again, it should feel better. mine does anyway.
Sorry if this isn't helpful, but it might be worth a try.