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
Headache
Hip pain
Low back pain
Neck pain
Pubic symphysis pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Sciatica

· 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.