CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR THE PREGNANT BODY
 
   

Chiropractic Care for the Pregnant Body

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM:   Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 2021 (Sep 1);   64 (3):   602610 ~ FULL TEXT

Shayna N Conner MD, MSCI, Amanda Trudell, DO, Craig A Conner

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine,
Freeman Hospital System,
Joplin, Missouri.


Chiropractic care is a commonly used treatment modality for musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy. Low back pain, pelvic pain, and other neuromuscular complaints are prevalent in pregnancy and contribute to significant maternal discomfort in many women. Nonpharmacologic therapies to relieve pain are increasingly important during pregnancy because of the opioid epidemic. Chiropractic treatment is one of the potential therapies that offers intervention without medications. This article provides an evidence-based review of the epidemiology of chiropractic use in obstetrics, commonly treated conditions, related physiology of pregnancy, and safety of spinal manipulation.

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