Local Chiropractors Discuss: Does Chiropractic Help Back Pain Associated with Pregnancy?

Aug. 18, 2014

Does Chiropractic Help Back Pain Associated with Pregnancy?


If you are pregnant and suffering from low back pain, a neighbor or a friend has probably suggested you visit a chiropractor because a chiropractor was able to help them during their pregnancy. The discussion probably left you curious, is that good advice or just a single success story? Additionally, you may be wondering whether chiropractic is safe during pregnancy and how much low back pain improvement the average pregnant woman can expect to get.

After looking at several scientific publications on these exact topics, the appropriate conclusion seems to be that “chiropractic evaluation and treatment during pregnancy may be considered a safe and effective means of treating common musculoskeletal symptoms that affect pregnant patients. The scarcity of published literature warrants further research.” (Borggren, 2007)

So basically the answers are:
• Yes, chiropractic is safe during pregnancy.
• Yes, chiropractic helps common musculoskelatal probelms during pregnancy (including back pain).
• Your friends experience isn’t just one woman’s story. Many women are finding relief and the results are being sporadically published in medical journals too.
• More research under more controlled conditions is needed for the purposes of educating primary care physicians and obstetricians about chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Here are a few additional details about the prevalence of low back pain during pregnancy and the number of women being referred for treatment.
• 57 – 69% of women complain of low back pain during pregnancy
• Only about 32% of women report these symptoms to their primary doctor
• Only about 25% of primary doctors recommend seeking treatment for the pain.

Clearly this is a big problem with 2 in 3 having pregnancy-related back pain. Also a big problem is that they are generally not talking to their obstetricians and primary care physicians about it and that these professionals are not referring them to effective treatment options.

Chiropractic treatments can be quite effective for pregnancy-related back pain with just a few visits for the majority of women seeking help. In a small study of 17 women:

• 16 out of 17 (94%) saw clinically important improvements in low back pain with chiropractic care.
• The average pain rating went down from 5.9 to 1.5 (on a scale of 0 to 10).
• It took an average of 1.8 visits and 4.5 days to get clinically important pain relief.

We hope this article gave you hope that many pregnant women do get significant, rapid relief from low back pain. If you are currently pregnant with low back pain, you probably have many questions not answered by this article. Perhaps you’ve never had chiropractic care before or you want to know how we adjust our techniques to work with pregnant patients. The best way to get answers to your questions is with an initial consultation. The only way for us to know whether you are a good candidate is for you to come see us, so call for an initial appointment today!


For more information contact:
Dr’s Brad and Mandy Pearce
Pewaukee Family Chiropractic
1001 Cecelia Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 262-695-9206
Email: pewaukeefamilychiropractic@hotmail.com
www.pewaukeechiro.com

Community Watch

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A look ahead to US Open 2017, look back at Champions Tour event in Madison Updated:  6/29

» Waukesha Meijer supercenter to open Aug. 2 6/28

» Waukesha West's Jarred Kelenic makes cut for Team USA U18 baseball team Updated:  6/28

» Complaint: Waukesha veteran, upset by fireworks, fired rifle into air Updated:  6/28

» Woman fined for bringing marijuana to Waukesha court proceeding Updated:  6/28

» What's next for water: Officials discuss aspects of Waukesha's plan 6/27

» Summer food service program begins at Waukesha schools 6/27

» Waukesha Plan Commission doesn't bite at proposed doggy day care, cites noise concerns 6/27

» Waukesha police report: June 30, 2016 issue 6/27

» Carroll's new Lowry Hall gets final OK from Waukesha Plan Commission 6/24

» Waukesha native's Smart Program Training targets dementia progression 6/23

» OwnersEdge gives Green Bay business owner an alternative to selling 6/22

» Plea hearing set for Waukesha man accused of pointing unloaded assault rifle at police Updated:  6/21

» Waukesha's water diversion application wins unanimous approval 6/21

» Mother of girl charged in Slender Man stabbing struggles with daughter's fate 6/21

» Waukesha police report: June 23, 2016 issue 6/20

» Waukesha's iconic Gasthaus restaurant to close this weekend Updated:  6/20

» 11th-hour effort aims to kill Waukesha water plan 6/19

» Waukesha School District approves new principals at Lowell & Hawthorne 6/17

» Carl Zach Cycling Classic rolls into Waukesha June 19 6/17

» Waukesha celebrates nation's and city parks' anniversary this time 6/17

» Waukesha teen drowns in Marinette County lake during youth retreat Updated:  6/17

» Waukesha STEM Academy encourages engineering careers for girls Updated:  6/16

» Initial Reaction Podcast: MLB Draft's Wisconsin flavor and WIAA's postseason model Updated:  6/15

» Charge dismissed against Waukesha man accused of human trafficking Updated:  6/14

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement