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Prenatal Chiropractic Care From Cafe of Life Longmont

Want your birth process to be easier, less painful, possibly faster& feel more in tune with what your body wants and needs? Try Chiropractic at Cafe of Life Longmont.

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy and the possible Success at resolving Dystocia.

Clinical Features: Dystocia is defined as abnormal or difficult labor due to problems with power (maternal expulsive forces), passenger (fetal presentation, position and/or development) and/or passage (maternal bony pelvis and/or birth canal). One woman had been in labor for 30 hours and her cervix was only dilated at 3 centimeters. She dilated to 4 centimeters within 45 minutes and gave birth within 10 hours following chiropractic care. The second case involved a woman with rupturing of her first membrane 12 hours before the adjustment and had not yet experienced a single active contraction despite the use of nipple stimulation and homeopathic and herbal remedies. Labor started naturally within 10 minutes after receiving an adjustment. She was evaluated later in the day when the midwife felt no progress was being made. The situation rapidly changed within 20 minutes after her second chiropractic adjustment. The third case involved a woman in active labor for 6 hours when she was adjusted. The baby fully engaged immediately after the chiropractic adjustment and was born within 30 minutes.

Sacroilliac Subluxation A Common, Treatable Cause of Low Back Pain in Pregnancy.

A retrospective review of 100 consecutive pregnancies, involving 94 women receiving prenatal care at a rural western New York family practice, was conducted. Back pain was spontaneously reported to the physician by 23 women in 23 pregnancies. Eleven of the 23 women met diagnostic criteria for sacroiliac subluxation. These criteria include absence of lumbar spine and hip pathology, pain in the sacral region, asymmetrical movement of the posterior superior iliac spines upon forward flexion, a positive pelvic compression test and asymmetry of the anterior superior iliac spines. A cohort of 11 women meeting criteria for sacroiliac subluxation was treated with rotational manipulation of the sacroiliac joints. After manipulative therapy, 10 of the 11 women (91%) had relief of pain and no longer exhibited signs of sacroiliac subluxation.

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