Pregnancy is a time of change in a woman’s body. Fluctuating hormones and altered weight distribution often cause low back and pelvic pain. Your pregnancy may also trigger heartburn, sciatica, constipation, and skin conditions. All of these symptoms may cause additional stress. Your pregnancy should be a time to focus on the miracle occurring inside of you, not to worry about the side effects.   

 

Luckily, chiropractic can help realign the spine, get nerves flowing optimally to all organs, and relax the soft tissues to make sure every mom and baby are happy and healthy. Adjustments during pregnancy are gentle and safe. Getting adjusted during your pregnancy can help your baby get in the right position when preparing for birth and can even reduce labor times and decrease labor pains! Schedule your appointment today to learn more!

 

Resources:

 

Close C, Sinclair M, Liddle SD, Madden E, McCullough JE, Hughes C. “A systematic review investigating the effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for the management of low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) in pregnancy.” J Adv Nurs. 2014 Aug;70(8):1702-16. doi: 10.1111/jan.12360. Epub 2014 Mar 9. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.12360/abstract;jsessionid=7FA9DB5D9BDDE553BB31111FD6F54275.f03t04

 

George, James W., et al. "A randomized controlled trial comparing a multimodal intervention and standard obstetrics care for low back and pelvic pain in pregnancy." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 208.4 (2013): 295-e1. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=A+randomized+controlled+trial+comparing+a+multimodal+intervention+and+standard+obstetrics+care+for+low+back+and+pelvic+pain+in+pregnancy

 

Lisi AJ. “Chiropractic spinal manipulation for low back pain of pregnancy: a retrospective case series.” J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 Jan-Feb;51(1):e7-10. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1526952305004435

 

Oswald, Christopher, Ceara C. Higgins, and Demetry Assimakopoulos. "Optimizing pain relief during pregnancy using manual therapy." Canadian Family Physician 59.8 (2013): 841-842. Available at: http://www.cfp.ca/content/59/8/841.long

      

Peterson CK, Mühlemann D, Humphreys BK. “Outcomes of pregnant patients with low back pain undergoing chiropractic treatment: a prospective cohort study with short term, medium term and 1 year follow-up.” Chiropr Man Therap. 2014 Apr 1; 22(1):15. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3994225/

 

Stuber, K., & Smith, D. (2008). “Chiropractic Treatment of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 447-454.

 

A Steel, et al. “Utilisation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners within maternity care provision: results from a nationally representative cohort study of 1,835 pregnant women.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012; 12: 146. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3534226/pdf/1471-2393-12-146.pdf

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