The Chiropractic Care of a Pregnant Patient Presenting with a Breech Pregnancy
David H. Spear, PhD, DC & Joel Alcantara, DC
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2016 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 32-34
Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of a pregnant patient presenting with hip/pelvic pain and breech presentation.
Clinical Features: A 37-year-old woman in her 35th week of gestation was experiencing right hip and pelvic pain with ultrasound imagining documenting frank breech pregnancy. Vertebral subluxations were identified using Webster Technique.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient received care with the Webster Technique over three visits spanning five days. The patient gave birth vaginally with the baby in the vertex position.
Conclusion: Pregnant patients under chiropractic care may benefit beyond symptomatic care.
Key words: Pregnancy, Webster Technique, breech, chiropractic, adjustment, spinal manipulation, vertebral subluxation