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The pubic symphysis is one of three joints that make up the pelvis, it is located about a hand’s length below your belly button. The other joints are the SI joints (sacroiliac joints) located on both sides of your low back. All of these joints are easily shifted, just walking on an uneven surface or taking a step off a curb can cause misalignment and inflammation. Adjusting the pelvis has been shown to reduce differences in leg lengths, improve balance, reduce foot pressure differences, reduce differences in gait variables, and improve pelvic postures. It is also quite often the lynchpin in managing nagging, chronic sacroiliac (SI) problems.
For women, the pubic symphysis might require extra attention, especially when trying to conceive or when already pregnant. And especially post-partum. Some of you may have heard Dr. Lee compare the post-pregnant pelvis to Ikea furniture; once you take it out of the box, it’s never going back in the same again. The pelvis is permanently deformed during pregnancy and childbirth, and the pubic symphysis is the torsion point around which it deforms. This can cause undue pressure on the pelvic floor, back pain, and other issues. An adjustment to the pubic symphysis can reduce pressure on the pelvic floor, which can impact the vitality of your reproductive organs, reduce back pain, and have beneficial changes to menstruation. Adjusting the PS is relatively painless and effective and is similar to other adjustments to the back and SI joints.
Guys, no need to feel left out. You too can mess up your PS by sitting, standing, bike riding, walking, lifting, and more. An adjustment to the pubic symphysis can reduce pressure on the pelvic floor, which can impact the vitality of your reproductive organs and reduce back pain.