Today I visited the British School of Osteopathy which is near London Bridge station in London as I have been having problems with my neck. There are students there who work on you under full supervision of their tutors, and you pay £20 first session/£17 subsequent session (half that if you qualify for various concessions such as unemployed)
Whilst I was there I mentioned my SPD to them as part of my full medical history, and they said it was a real shame I didn't come and see them during pregnancy as they have one of the top pregnancy osteopaths in the country who works there and he knows all about SPD and he's a researcher as well. I wish I'd known.
Despite being students, I would never have guessed as they were very professional, knew what they were doing and I am already feeling some improvement in my neck. So if you're in the London area, and having SPD issues and want to see an osteopath who specialises in the condition for a fraction of the normal price, I highly recommend it! I got an appointment for the same day and you don't need a referral - I just rang up and made an appointment no problems at all as they aim to see you within 24 hours.Link
I hope this is of some help to somebody! Current Mood: sore
Just wanted to say a quick hi. I'm Seonaid, mu to Owen, who will be 3 in a couple of weeks. I suffered from SPd while I was pregnant with Owen and basically had to learn to walk again after he was born. I'm still in pain every day even now but i've learnt to live with it and still have a few mega strength painkillers left that I can take on the really bad days when I need to use my walking stick (although some of those days I wish i'd never given my crutches back!)
My doc was pretty useless, although they did refer me to a physio straight away (even if said physio didn't tell me anything I couldn't have found out for myself on the internet)
I self diagnosed myself with SPD then it was later confirmed by my GP who at first shrugged it off as 'normal pregnancy aches and pains'. I knew something was definitely wrong when I couldn't bare to lift my leg even in the slightest. I first noticed it mostly at night while trying to roll over or lift my leg, then it became almost impossible for me to walk.
It started a few weeks ago and my baby is due in about 13 days. I hear most people find relief after giving birth (though I've also heard some don't).
I'm open to any and all suggestions that might give me even the slightest relief.
Unfortunately, I can't afford to go to a chiropractor or any other specialist at this time.
Any tips? I'm thinking of getting some sort of maternity support brace in hopes that maybe it will help but I'm not sure how effective that would be.