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  Title Musculoskeletal and radicular pain during pregnancy, labor, and delivery: The concurrent use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), craniosacral therapy (CST), and dynamic body balancing techniques (DBB): Five case reports [case report]
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2010 Dec;11(2):797-803
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: It is the objective of this paper to show how the concurrent use of chiropractic adjustments or Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT), Craniosacral Therapy (CST), and Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB) techniques will benefit the pregnant patient by alleviating musculoskeletal and radicular pain.

Clinical Features: Five cases of pregnant patients in a private clinical setting who were referred for musculoskeletal and radicular pain were successfully treated by a concurrent protocol of SMT, CST, and DBB. Two patients were primiparous, three were gravid 3 para 2. All paragravida patients had similar histories of extreme radiculitis and prolonged first and second stage labors.

Intervention and Outcomes: All five patients were treated successfully with SMT, CST, and DBB techniques.

Conclusion: Anecdotal success with SMT, CST, and DBB is encouraging and appears to be a viable option for concurrent therapy during the prenatal period. However, prospective, quality research is required before these techniques can be formally validated by the obstetrical community.

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