Introduction: Low back and pelvic girdle pain are common and disabling conditions during pregnancy. Chiropractors are in a unique position to diagnose various pain syndromes with reliable clinical tests and offer a variety of treatments that are safe for both mother and fetus.
Objective: This paper explores the current evidence base on low back and pelvic girdle pain of pregnancy with recommendations for diagnosis and clinical management.
Discussion: Clinical tests used by chiropractors are reliable and a number of treatment techniques are available for the different low back and pelvic girdle pain syndromes of pregnancy.
Conclusion: Treating the pregnant patient can be challenging and it is realistic for the goal to be supportive care and keeping quality of life static due the constantly changing dynamics of pregnancy.
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