PREGNANCY AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
If you are pregnant or know someone who is and they are suffering from neck or back pain chiropractic care has a proven track record for reducing discomfort through normalizing spinal function. Chiropractic is a sensible alternative to living in pain or masking the discomfort with medication.
The less medications taken by a pregnant woman, the better it is for her yet-to-be born child." The soon to be mother's body goes through dramatic structural changes as the pregnancy advances. The body changes and forward weight bearing stress on the neck and back can especially be improved with chiropractic treatments. Many times all a pregnant woman needs is an adjustment to bring better balance to her body, reduce pain symptoms without the need for drugs and allow your developing baby to grow into your future beautiful, healthy child.
Following is one of many research article you will find on the Resources page at www.drtereo.com.
Aust Fam Physician. 1996 Sep;25(9 Suppl 2):S65-7.
Effective treatment of low back pain in pregnancy.
McIntyre IN, Broadhurst NA. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Australia.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the possible cause of low back pain in pregnancy and develop a management program. METHOD: All women attending a rural general practice for antenatal care were asked about back pain. They were tested for pain of lumbar and sacroiliac origin and if positive were treated with mobilising (adjustment) technique and home exercise. RESULTS: Of the 20 patients identified as having low back pain, the iliolumbar ligament was identified in three while the sacroiliac joint was suggestive in the remainder. After three visits 15 had no pain and the rest had more than a 50% improvement in their pain. CONCLUSION: Low back pain in pregnancy is likely to be due to sacroiliac dysfunction which can be significantly improved with mobilisation (adjustments).
PMID: 8854409 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]