American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommending spinal and pelvis alignment for pregnant women in their third trimester stating,” manipulation therapy is safe, effective adjunctive modality to improve pain and function during their third trimester.”1
In a 1998 study published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, 70 percent of pregnant women receiving chiropractic adjustments achieved long-term relief from pain.
- Licciardone JC, Buchanan S, Hensel KL, King HH, Fuld KG, Stoll ST. Osteopathic manipulative treatment of back pain and related symptoms during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;202(1):43
According to the Family Practice and Research Journal, “91% of pregnant patients with sacroiliac dysfunction had alleviation of their low back pain after receiving manipulation.” 2
- Daly JM, Frame PS, Rapoza PA. Sacroiliac subluxation: a common, treatable cause of low-back pain in pregnancy. Fam Pract Res J. 1991;11(2):149-159.
Research titled “Application of osteopathic manipulative technique in the treatment of back pain during pregnancy” in PubMed describing spine and pelvis alignment as, “effective and safe for pelvic and spinal pain management in the lumbosacral area in pregnant women.”3
- Ginekol Pol. 2015 Mar;86(3):224-8.PubMed
Spinal manipulation can alleviate musculoskeletal complaints that arise during pregnancy.4
- Guthrie RA, Martin RH. Effect of pressure applied to the upper thoracic (placebo) versus lumbar areas (osteopathic manipulative treatment) for inhibition of lumbar myalgia during labor. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1982;82(4):247-251