This research shows the amazing benefits that spinal adjustments have on pregnant women.
Two different studies totaling over 300 pregnant women showed the following results:
1. Decrease in duration of labor (11 hours in one study and 5.5 hours less in the other study) as compared to women who did not get adjusted during pregnancy during their first pregnancy, 5 hours less, in one study, and 4 hours less, in the other, in their second pregnancy
2. Decreased likelihood of having a pre-term baby
3. Decreased use of forceps during delivery
4. Decreased probability of meconium-stained amniotic fluid
5. Decreased fluid overload
6. Decreased low back pain
7. Decreased carpal tunnel syndrome
8. Decreased duration of labor.
Spinal adjustments allow for increased efficiency of input and output signals, which allows the body to communicate properly with itself. This, in turn, allows for better healing and functioning of the body. If you know anyone who is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant soon, share this research with them.
Spinal Care During Pregnancy Study
A 2012 study published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association called “Osteopathic manipulative treatment in pregnant women” shows the many benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.
This research was not specific to Chiropractic. It was an osteopathic study showing the significance of spinal adjustive care for pregnant women. The results were remarkable.
It could even be argued that due to specificity in the evaluation and application of the spinal adjustment, the Chiropractor would achieve even greater results. But research has not specifically been done on Chiropractic adjustments and labor with PubMed level of credibility like this study. These statistics speak for themselves.
The pertinent results of the study are as follows:
1. The application of spinal adjustive care may improve and optimize physiologic function, which can alleviate somatic dysfunctions and improve quality of life for pregnant women.
2. During pregnancy, spinal manipulation to the lower lumbar vertebrae can affect the viscera.
3. Two different studies with 223 pregnant women in one and 100 pregnant women in another showed a decrease in the duration of labor for women who received spinal adjustive care compared with women who did not.
4. Women under care averaged 11 hours less labor time in one study and 5.5 hours less labor time in another study with their first pregnancy
5. In the same studies, women under care averaged over 5 hours less labor time in their second and subsequent pregnancies and 4 hours less labor time in another
In summary, this research cites studies showing that women receiving spinal adjustive care during pregnancy experienced decreased likelihood of having a preterm baby, decreased use of forceps during delivery, decreased probability of meconium-stained amniotic fluid, decreased fluid overload, decreased low back pain, decreased carpal tunnel syndrome, and decreased duration of labor.
These studies indicate that adjusting the lumbar spine, it is possible through viscerosomatic feedback to affect the pelvic viscera and possibly induce uterine contractions.
Chiropractic is simple; structure of the spine directs the function of the body. This is due to brain and nervous system input and output. The spine plays an important role in human physiology because of the neurological input directed to the brain that dictates neurological output. The neurological output is the major contributor to function and overall health of the body.
The difference in labor times alone with the women under spinal adjustive care versus those who were not is a significant reason all women deserve the right to know about the benefits of regular Chiropractic care before, during, and after pregnancy. Every current and future mother should be made aware of these benefits that can be achieved.
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