Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) in a Pregnant Woman with Placenta Previa, Migraines, Neck & Back Pain Undergoing Subluxation Centered Chiropractic
David H. Spear, PhD, DC & Joel Alcantara, DC
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2016 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 18-21
Objective: To describe the chiropractic care and its benefits in a pregnant woman desiring a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).
Clinical Feature: A 28-year-old woman presented for care at 29 weeks gestation with her second child/pregnancy. First child was delivered via cesarean section. She had chief complaints of chronic migraines, pregnancy-related neck and back pain and ultrasound confirmed placenta previa. She also had a desire for a vaginal birth.
Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with Diversified and Drop Table Technique. Following a total of six visits over a six-week time period, the patient’s presenting complaints were addressed and she had a successful VBAC.
Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in addressing pregnancy-related complaints and beyond (i.e., facilitation of VBAC).
Key words: Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal complaints, placenta previa, VBAC, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, cesarean section, adjustment, spinal manipulation