Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders Secondary to Pregnancy

Chiropractors commonly treat musculoskeletal disorders associated with pregnancy. During pregnancy, the additional stresses on the body caused by the developing foetus often manifest themselves as back and pelvic pain.

Musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy include sacroiliac joint dysfunction and symphysis pubis dysfunction. Chiropractors are well qualified to deliver care for these conditions during pregnancy using a range of interventions.

Chiropractors treat back pain in pregnancy using a package of care that may include patient education, postural advice, manual therapies, acupuncture, exercise prescription and onward referral when indicated.

Evidence for this approach includes the following [103-105]:

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