Pregnancy and Labor

  • A 2019 randomized controlled intervention study investigated the outcome of chiropractic management for pregnant women with dominating one-sided pelvic girdle pain (PGP). The study did not demonstrate superiority of chiropractic management over conventional care for dominating one-sided PGP during pregnancy.1
  • A 2018 systematic review of randomized controlled trial examined the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for LBP in pregnant or postpartum women. Moderate quality evidence suggested OMT had a significant medium-sized effect on decreasing pain and increasing functional status on pregnant women with LBP and low-quality evidence suggesting OMT had a significant moderate-sized effect on decreasing pain and increasing functional status in postpartum women with LBP.2

References

  1. Gausel AM, Kjaermann I, Malmqvist S, et al. Chiropractic management of dominating one-sided pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women; a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017;17(1):331. FREE FULL TEXT
  2. Franke H, Franke JD, Belz S, Fryer G. Osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back and pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2018;17(2):1468-1468. FREE FULL TEXT