Pregnancy & Chiropractic

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Is Chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
Biomechanical changes and stress to the neuromusculoskeletal system are present during and immediately after pregnancy.  Chiropractic evaluation and care during pregnancy may be considered safe and effective means of treating pregnant patients (1)

Dr. Irvin Henderson studied the effect of Chiropractic adjustments on labor and delivery time reporting that women who received chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort. (2)

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide multiple benefits for women including:
-Maintaing a healthier pregnancy.
-Controlling Nausea
-Reducing the time of labor
-Reducing the delivery time
-Relieving back pain (3)

A Functional Spinal Exam gently and thoroughly evaluates a mothers  spine for abnormal movement, swelling, inflammation, muscle spasm and pain.

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1: Borggren, C., “Pregnancy and Chiropractic: A Narrative Review of the Literature”.  Journal Chiropractic Med. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70-74.
2:Henderson I. AMA Records, 1987 U.S. District Court Norther IL
3: American Pregnancy association