Kayla Feltz, DC & Danielle Dietrich. DC
Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ April 25, 2019 ~ Pages 41-49
Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of a pregnant patient presenting with low back pain and breech fetal presentation.
Clinical Features: A 31-year-old woman in her 25th week of gestation presented for a chiropractic evaluation with the complaint of low back pain of two weeks duration. Vertebral subluxations in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacroiliac regions were identified using Diversified technique and Webster technique. During initial treatment intervention ultrasound imaging documented breech fetal presentation.
Intervention and Outcomes: The patient received care utilizing Diversified technique and Webster technique over ten visits spanning a seven-week period. Diversified technique was used to evaluate and adjust cervical, thoracic and lumbar subluxations. Webster technique was used to evaluate and adjust sacral subluxation. At the seventh visit the patient reported a breech fetal position confirmed by ultrasound. At the ninth visit the patient reported a vertex fetal position confirmed by ultrasound.
Conclusions: This case study reviews the safe and effective chiropractic care for a pregnant female with low back pain and abnormal fetal position. Chiropractic care of pregnant patients may benefit beyond symptomatic relief.
Keywords: Chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, pregnancy, low back pain, Diversified technique, breech, Webster technique, thermography, surface electromyography