Pregnancy & Postpartum

Dr. Van Wagenen is trained to properly evaluate and administer manual therapy, spinal manipulation and joint mobilization to pregnant women.

Numerous research studies conclude that chiropractic care is safe and effective for pregnancy-related and postpartum musculoskeletal symptoms that may include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Foot & ankle swelling

Groin pain


Hip pain

Low back pain

Neck pain

Pubic symphysis pain

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction


· It is estimated that 50% to 85% of pregnant women will experience at least one of the above noted symptoms*


· 20% of women will experience persistent symptoms 2 to 3 years postpartum*

· the risk for adverse reactions is extremely low and rarely reported in the literature*

*Stuber et al (2012) Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.