Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Case Study on Chiro care helping 'normal' delivery

Here's a great case study proving once again that some good chiropractic care during pregnancy can help Moms and babies in substantial ways. It's a little bit technical, so ask any questions of clarifications needed. Bottom line: Chiropractic Care is a great idea anytime, but an awesome idea when pregnant!





Case Study

The Chiropractic Care of a Gravid Patient with a History of Multiple Caesarean Births & Sacral Subluxation

Joel Alcantara, BSc, DC Bio Ingrid Hamel, DC, FICPA Bio
[March 11, 2008, pp 1-5]

Abstract

Objective: To demonstrate the role of chiropractic care in the management of a gravid patient with pregnancy-related low back pain and two prior Caesarean births.

Clinical Features: A 29 year old gravid female was provided chiropractic care to alleviate her low back pain. The patient had two surgical Caesarean deliveries for two previous births due to “failure to advance during labor and associated fetal distress.” In addition to the low back complaint, she wanted to undergo a trial of chiropractic care to possibly enable her to have a natural childbirth.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for primarily with the Webster Technique, employing a drop-piece mechanism for the sacral adjustment. The patient’s low back complaints were ameliorated along with a successful vaginal birth.

Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in patients with pregnancy-related musculoskeletal complaints, and the possibility for facilitating vaginal birth despite previous Caesareans. We encourage further research into this area of care.

Key Words: Webster Technique, VBAC, Gravid, Caesarean, Pregnancy, Chiropractic, Sacral Subluxation

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