Symphysis Pubis Diastasis

A separation of the pubic symphysis without concomitant fracture constitutes pubic diastasis.

Excessive side our front movement can be seen secondary to pubic diastasis and this can further lead to pubic symphysis dysfunction.

Clinical presentation

  • pain
  • swelling
  • patient’s legs will involuntarily move apart

 

Link to Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

Testimonial:

Dr. Larry Bagnell – Thank you so much for a pain free weekend. I began having pelvic pain due to SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) around month 4 or 5 of my pregnancy. There were some days that I would just cry because it was so painful to follow my daily routine. Getting in and out of the bed, car, shower, getting dressed, sitting on the floor playing with my daughter were all things that I would brace myself for in anticipation of the pain that would accompany. I even contemplated not having any more children because I didn’t want to go through this again. But I have not had any pain since Friday. I was amazed all weekend when I would brace myself to do something and the pain wasn’t there. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! Also, I was out shopping Friday afternoon and the baby was very active. Not long after that he kicked me right in the ribs. Now I feel his hiccups right on my pubic bone just like I did when he was head down before. I will definitely recommend you to all my pregnant and non-pregnant friends, and when I become a natural childbirth educator you will make it into my curriculum. Thanks again – D. Haywood.

 

References:

Pubic diastais, http://radiopaedia.org/users/crushergradient, Dr Matt A. Morgan and Dr Avni K P Skandhan et al.