Pelvic Girdle Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

The following articles can be viewed as pdf files by clicking on the title:

Understanding Pregnant women's experiences of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction: the effect of Pain

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction:women's experiences of care

Margaret Crighton, lecturer in midwifery , University of Manchester  and Vanda Wellock, family nurse supervisor, Kath Locke Community Health and Resource Centre talk about their recent research.

Effects of acupuncture and stabilising exercises as adjunct to standard treatment in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain:single blind controlled trial.

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy BMJ Editorial 2005

References to other research articles

Albert H, Godskesen M, Westergaard J (2001) Prognosis in four syndromes of pregnancy related Pelvic Pain. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2001 80(6) 505-510

Albert H, Godskesen M, Westergaard J, Chard T, Gunn L (1997) Circulating levels of relaxin in pregnant women with pelvic pain Eur J Obstet Gynaecol Reprod Biol 74: 19-22

Damen L, Buyruk HM, Guler-Uysal F, Lotgering FK, Snides OJ, Stam HJ, Pelvic Pain during pregnancy is associated with asymmetric laxity of the sacro-iliac joints Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2001 80(11) 1019-1024

  Damen L Spoor C Snijders C Stam H (2002) Does a pelvic belt influence sacroiliac joint stability? Clin Biomech 17: 495-498

Hansen A, Jenson D, Larsen E, Wilken-Jensen C, Peterson L (1996) Relaxin is not related to symptom giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnant women Acta Obstet Gynaecol Scand 75: 245-249

Owens K,  Pearson A, Mason G  (2002)  Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction - a cause of sigificant obstetric morbidity European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology 105(2) 143-6 2002 Nov 15 

Peterson L,  Hvidman L, Uldberg N (1995) Normal serum relaxin in women with disabling pelvic pain during pregnancy Gynaecol Obstet Invest 38: 21-23

Stuge B, Laerum E, Kirkesola G, Vollestad N 2004  The efficacy of a treatment program focusing on specific stabilising exercises for Pelvic Girdle Pain after pregnancy. Spine 29 (4) : 351

 Wu WH, Meijer OG, Vegaki K, Mens JM,  Van Dieen JH, Wulsman PL et al Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPP) Terminology, Clinical presentation and prevalence Eur Spine J 2004


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