CLINICAL FEATURES: This review includes case studies of eleven female patients, ranging in age from 22 to 42, with a mean ago of 32. Their pregnancy histories included: one natural childbirth, two miscarriages, two failed in-vitro fertilizations, and three failed artificial inseminations. After receiving chiropractic care, there were eleven successful pregnancies. Chief concerns that these women presented to the chiropractic offices included: low back pain (one), infertility (eight), dysmenorrhea (two), ulcerative colitis (two), ankle pain (one), and neck pain (one).
CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND OUTCOMES: Chiropractic adjustment techniques used to correct vertebral subluxation included: Torque Release Technique™ (four), Sacro Occipital Technique (two), diversified (one), Directional Non-Force Technique (one), and Network Spinal Analysis (one). The women became pregnant between a period of one to 20 months after receiving chiropractic care.
CONCLUSION: Chiropractic care may facilitate neurologic changes that result in improved function and physiology of the reproductive system and result in successful pregnancies and births.
KEYWORDS: chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, pregnancy, infertility, in-vitro fertilization, Torque Release Technique, Sacro Occipital Technique, diversified, Applied Kinesiology, Gonstead, Directional Non-Force Technique, Network Spinal Analysis.
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