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Webster Technique to Avoid C-section

icpa website (http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/webster-technique-to-avoid-c-section.html)

A 41-year-old woman was recently reported to have avoided a planned cesarean section due to breech presentation through the use of the Webster technique. The Webster technique is a method used by chiropractors to release tension in the pelvis and sacrum, thereby allowing the fetus to turn into the appropriate birthing position.

The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reported that after five visits to the chiropractor using the light-force, specific-contact adjustments of the Webster technique, a fetus turned from breech position into vertex position, the normal position for birthing. Current cesarean section rates make the procedure the most common operation in America; the Webster technique is emerging as a safe, effective and non-invasive way to correct breech position.
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Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain of Pregnancy:  A Retrospective Case Series

J Midwifery Women's Health 2006 (Jan); 51 (1): e7–10

Sixteen of 17 (94.1%) cases demonstrated clinically important improvement. The average time to initial clinically important pain relief was 4.5 (range 0-13) days after initial presentation, and the average number of visits undergone up to that point was 1.8 (range 1-5). No adverse effects were reported in any of the 17 cases. The results suggest that chiropractic treatment was safe in these cases and support the hypothesis that it may be effective for reducing pain intensity.
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Chiropractic Advice for Moms-to-Be

American Chiropractic Association

During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity almost immediately begins to shift forward to the front of her pelvis, according to Dr. Jerome McAndrews, spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Although a woman's sacrum - or posterior section of her pelvis - has more depth than a man's to enable her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases the stress on her joints. "As the baby grows in size," Dr. McAndrews explains, "the woman's weight is projected even farther forward, and the curvature of her lower back is increased, placing extra stress on her spinal disks in that area. As a result, the spine in the upper back area must compensate - and the normal curvature of her upper spine increases as well."

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Back Pain Risk Continues After Pregnancy

Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998 (Feb); 91 (2): 182–186

Women with severe low back pain during pregnancy are at high risk for back pain for more than 10 years after the pregnancy –– and the problem is likely to recur in a subsequent pregnancy, according to a new study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. More seriously, (19%) of the women with previous low back pain stated they had refrained from another pregnancy because of their fear of the recurrence of their low back pain.  *Don't let pain get in your way, let us help you with chiropractic call us today.
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