New Research Shows Benefits of Chiropractic During Pregnancy

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New Research Shows Benefits of Chiropractic During Pregnancy

Woman Recovers from Placenta Previa & Low Back Pain

Recent research reported in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic on a pregnant woman with placenta previa reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in helping women during pregnancy. “Research is revealing that chiropractic care can play a crucial role during pregnancy, labor and delivery” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study.

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“The goal is for the mother to be checked throughout pregnancy so that these types of problems can be addressed” remarked Dr. McCoy adding “While this is a single case study, coupled with numerous other case studies that have shown similar outcomes, it’s time that health care providers started taking it seriously.” 

According to researchers the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body and structural shifts in the spine can occur that obstruct the nerves and interfere with their function. By removing the structural shifts, chiropractic improves nerve supply and function. 

The pregnant woman reported on in the study was in her 12th week of gestation with low back pain.  Her low back pain affected her activities of daily living and her sleep.  She also had placenta previa.  She utilized essential oils with little relief. She did not seek medical care. 

The chiropractor examined her and found structural shifts in her upper neck, low back, and sacrum. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct. 

Following chiropractic adjustments, she experienced resolution of the low back symptomatology.  Resolution of her placenta previa was confirmed via ultrasound by her OB/GYN. 

The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in pregnant women with placenta previa.

Contact Information: 

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic
McCoy Press