According to a study released in April of 2014, chiropractic care provides relief for low back pain in pregnant woman. The results of the study showed that at various times during pregnancy, upwards of 90% of pregnant woman reported positive results.
Current research has now verified through science what practicing chiropractors and their patients have been claiming for years and years: chiropractic work to help relieve pain for pregnant woman with a safe, conservative treatment for both mother and the fetus.
According to chiropractor Mike Studin, “It has been (my) experience that pregnant woman experiencing low back pain secondary to her pregnancy has been told to ‘wait and see’ over time, with the hope that the back pain would go away. This is predominantly because the ‘drug option’ is off the table with complications to the fetus and most doctors are not willing to take the chance to relieve mechanical (no tumors, fractures or infection) low back pain. My patients reported to me that their obstetricians told them their pain was a result of altered biomechanics and hormonal changes affecting the muscles and ligament of their spine.”
At Case Chiropractic, we see many pregnant women as patients, and we are proud to offer them safe and effective care throughout their pregnancy and beyond.
If you have any questions, please call our office and we will be happy to talk with you about chiropractic care during pregnancy.