A Successful Treatment For Low Back Pain In Pregnancy

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Chiropractic manipulation is safe during pregnancy

Why They Did It

With low back complaints being so prevalent in expectant mothers, the goal of this paper was to add chiropractic manipulation as a treatment option for pregnancy-related low back pain. Knowing that chiropractic manipulation is proven to be effective in low back pain, the authors wanted to explore the results of chiropractic treatment for a group of pregnant patients having low back pain as a result of the pregnancy.

How They Did It

  • Data showed that as little as 32% of patients reported symptoms to their healthcare provider.
  • Only 25% of the healthcare providers actually recommended treatment for the symptoms.
  • The study was a retrospective case series.
  • 17 patients were accepted into the study.
  • They performed self-assessment using the Numeric Ratings System (NRS).

What They Found

  • The average NRS score was reduced from a 5.9 all the way down to a 1.5 average at the end of the care plan.
  • 94.1% of the patients showed clinically important improvement.
  • On average, it took the patients an average of 4 1/2 days to achieve clinically significant pain relief.
  • On average, it took roughly 2 visits to achieve the improvement.
  • NO adverse effects were experienced by any of the subjects.

Wrap It Up

“The results suggest that chiropractic treatment was safe in these cases and support the hypothesis that it may be effective for reducing pain intensity.”

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.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16399602

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Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health!

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