Research: Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Written by Craig Benton, DC   
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 04:48 PM

A foundation for chiropractic progress video about chiropractic care for pregnancy and there is quite a bit of research on the subject.  I wonder how many Ob/Gyn are up on this stuff. 

This one was released in 2014:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24690125

Short question in the Canadian Family Physician last year: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23946024

This one just talks about patients seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23497179

This is a really nice study comparing standard Ob/Gyn treatment with and without chiropractic care.  The chiropractic care group got better: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23123166

Very rare to have an adverse event due to manipulation of a pregnant patient:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22455720

Small Study (done by Dr. Murphy the primary spine care provider chiropractor) showed an 85% improvement in pregnancy related lower back pain treated by chiropractic:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19836597

A systematic review of the literature done in 2009 (awhile ago) suggesting the spinal manipulation may be a treatment option if no contraindications are present:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19445815

There are a few others from studies earlier than 2008.  All say spinal manipulation works for pregnancy related back pain but we could use better quality research.