During a woman’s pregnancy, low back pain is unfortunately a common occurrence. But could chiropractic care perhaps express some relief for these mothers-to-be?
A study from 2013 looked at whether a multimodal approach of musculoskeletal and obstetric management (MOM) was better at treating standard obstetric care for the reduction of pain, impairment, and disability during pregnant women’s antepartum period.
With the use of a prospective, randomized trial, the study used 169 pregnant participants; initial examination occurred at 24-28 weeks’ gestation, while follow-up occurred at 33 weeks’ gestation. The main outcomes achieved were the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) for pain along with the Quebec Disability Questionnaire (QDQ). All the female participants received consistent obstetric care, while chiropractic experts administered manual therapy, stabilization techniques, and patient education to MOM study subjects.
Through consistent therapy during the study’s duration, the MOM group showed significant decreases in Numerical Rating Scale scores and Quebec Disability Questionnaire scores between the first and last evaluations, indicating a general feeling of less site-related pains and discomforts following chiropractic. The group that was administered standard obstetric care didn’t show such substantial improvements.
In conclusion, a multimodal approach for low back and pelvic pain involving chiropractic care during mid-pregnancy helps patients more than contemporary obstetric care.
Fortunately for pregnant women experiencing low back pain and other pregnancy-related discomfort, The Joint …the chiropractic place offers no appointments and no hidden fees– but full relief! As your local chiropractor, The Joint is conveniently located and provides affordable chiropractic services most days that you can invest in for your whole life. So whether you’re on your lunch break, just happen to see an open facility on your drive home from work, or are tired of hearing your friends tell you what a fool you are for not getting just one chiropractic adjustment, come on in to find out why The Joint is making it easier than ever to put your chiropractic health first!
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