Pregnant women go through a dramatic body transformation and sometimes even face risky conditions. One of those is back pain brought about by the additional weight of their body. It is therefore important to make them as comfortable as possible, particularly in a natural way to assure safety to their body as well as to their baby’s.
Chiropractic treatment is one way of providing pregnant women with back pain relief without having to rely on medication or invasive procedures. Chiropractors offer safe treatments ideal for the special conditions of soon to be mothers. Though it is proven that chiropractic treatments can help in treating low back pain, do they offer a even more valuable experience to pregnant women?
According to a study on the treatment experience of patients with lower back pain, it was shown that pregnant women find chiropractic treatment to be a helpful approach to managing back pain and its symptoms. The study analyzed pregnant women in their second and third trimesters and five themes that evolved throughout the study: the kind of treatment and how effective it is, communication between the chiropractor and patient, pregnant patient presentation and approach to pregnancy care, safety considerations, and self-care.
The overall approach to treating pregnant women is safety and how care contributes to the overall experience of the pregnant woman. If you are in need of more specialized chiropractic care designed for pregnant women, NY Chiropractic can provide safe and effective treatments.
Source: Chiropractic Manual Therapies 2012, Oct 9; 20(1):32