Newport Beach Chiropractor: Pregnant? Don’t Put Up With Low Back Pain

Newport Beach Chiropractor: Pregnant? Don’t Put Up With Low Back Pain


Low-back pain is a common complaint among pregnant women, but evidence is mounting that chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain. Dr. Nona Djavid of Wellness Choice Center in Newport Beach specializes in treating pregnant women and babies.

A Swedish study published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies in 2014 recruited 115 pregnant patients with low back pain who were undergoing chiropractic treatment. Fifty-two percent of the patients reported improvement at one week. The number rose to 70 percent at one month, 85 percent at three months, 90 percent at six months and 88 percent at 1 year.

A study in 2006 followed 17 pregnant women with low back pain who underwent chiropractic treatment. Overall, pain decreased from 5.9 at initial presentation to 1.5 at termination. Sixteen of the 17 cases demonstrated significant improvement.

And that isn’t the only benefit of chiropractic care.

A study conducted by Irvin Henderson MD, a trustee of the American Medical Association, concluded that pregnant women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester were able to carry and deliver with more comfort than mothers who took other comfort measures.

Chiropractic researcher Dr. Joan Fallon conducted studies that showed a 24 percent reduction in average labor time for first-time mothers who received chiropractic care plus a 39 percent reduction for women on their second or third delivery. Her findings were published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 1991.

Your health and that of your baby depend on a body and nervous system that function at optimal levels. The weight and stresses on a mother’s body can lead to a misaligned spine or a misaligned pelvis. When that happens, it puts pressure on the delicate nerves sending signals from the brain to the rest of your body, potentially blocking some of the messages being sent.

A misaligned pelvis also can reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby and make it more difficult for the baby to get into the best position for delivery.

The solution is to realign the spine or pelvis back to health through Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, one of the most researched, published, results-oriented and scientific corrective set of chiropractic techniques in the world.

Only a small percentage of dedicated and highly educated chiropractors – including Dr. Nona Djavid and Dr. Jane Macris at Wellness Choice Center in Newport Beach – are certified to practice CBP. The team at Wellness Choice Center has helped thousands of Newport Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, and Costa Mesa, California, residents live healthier lives.

We invite pregnant women in in Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar and Costa Mesa, California, to contact Wellness Choice Center at 949-387-1333. Make an appointment for a complimentary consultation to see if we can keep you comfortable during your pregnancy.