Chiropractic is a well-respected physical medicine art and science, known to be beneficial for the treatment of musculoskeletal concerns. Chiropractic care has a long history of documented efficacy, and it is a recommended therapy for a wide variety of medical concerns, including anxiety, digestive distress, soft tissue injury, and more. Because it is drug-free and non-invasive, chiropractic adjustment is helpful during many different stages of life, including pregnancy.
While 50% of women experience backaches during pregnancy, and 50-75% have back pain during labor, only about 20-30% seek back pain treatment of any kind while pregnant. This is unfortunate, because chiropractic evaluation and treatment can be safe and effective during pregnancy, with pregnancy chiropractic achieving a 72% rate of efficacy. That said, chiropractic is only the third most popular holistic healing therapy among those women who do seek treatment, with massage being first and yoga following. There is evidence, however, to suggest that chiropractic adjustment during pregnancy can ease labor and may even bring about improved outcomes for the birth.
The medical professionals at Advantage Healthcare of Charleston use chiropractic care, along with other natural healing practices, to help patients achieve optimal wellness. By adapting adjusting methods to a patient’s age, weight, size, and health condition, Advantage Healthcare is able to provide chiropractic adjustments that can improve pregnancy and make delivery easier for both mother and baby.