Chiropractic care and pregnancy

Updated: Jun 1

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647084/


Objective

The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the topic of chiropractic care during pregnancy.


Methods

A PubMed search was performed using the terms pregnancy and chiropractic. Sources were cross-referenced to obtain further articles and research information after reviewing the articles obtained through the search.


Results

Thirty-three references were used for this review. The current literature reports favorable results on the use of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.


Conclusions

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.




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