Bottom Line: 90% of women who have chiropractic care during pregnancy wish they would stay pregnant for another 6 months. Ok, ok, that was a joke. But what is no joke is that research supports chiropractic care as one of the safest and most effective options for assisting with pregnancy related low back pain.
Why it Matters: Even with all the changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, what doesn’t change is her daily responsibilities. So staying active and pain-free is essential for most women who can’t put the brakes on their life just because they’re pregnant.
Next Steps: Take this handout and share it with a friend who is looking to start a family. You might be surprised how many women feel like there are no good options for dealing with the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Thanks to you, they will now know chiropractic is their best choice!
Science Source: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2012 Oct 23.