Bottom Line: Did you know, 90% of women who receive Chiropractic care during pregnancy wish they could stay pregnant for another six months!? Ok, ok, that was a joke – but it’s no joke that research supports Chiropractic care as one of the most safe and effective options for assisting with pregnancy-related low back pain.
Why it Matters: Even with all the changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, what doesn’t change is her daily responsibilities. Staying active and pain-free is essential for most women, especially knowing they can’t put the brakes on their lives just because they’re pregnant.
Next Steps: Share this article with a friend who is looking to start a family. You might be surprised by how many women feel there aren’t any good options for dealing with the aches and pains associated with their pregnancies. Now thanks to you, they will now know Chiropractic is not only an option, it’s their best choice!
(1) 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. 2012 Oct 23.
(2) Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain of Pregnancy: A Retrospective Case Series. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 Jan-Feb; 51(1):e7-10.
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.