Pregnant women often experience back pain during their entire pregnancy. This type of pain is typically a result of the many growing and changes a woman’s body goes through from the beginning, second and even third trimester. Chiropractic adjustments using the Cox Flexion-Distraction Decompression Technique can help treat some of these problems that are common as you go through each trimester without putting yourself or your baby in any danger or harm at all.
Developed in 1973 by Dr. James M. Cox, this technique is a research based, non-invasive approach to back and leg pain relief even during pregnancy. Because the patient who is pregnant is unable to be face down on her stomach while receiving treatment, the doctor adjusts the classical technique by working with her lying on her side so that he or she can still properly treat this area of interest. Allowing for these minor adjustments may benefit both patient and practitioner allowing for proper treatment in a non-conventional method.
After the patient is positioned, the chiropractor gently performs the procedure which eliminates or significantly reduces the level of pain by releasing the nerves. Depending on the severity of pain, they may be seen daily or two to three times per week. Within one month, they could experience about a fifty percent reduction in their pain levels. If this treatment doesn’t seem to be working effectively then the pregnant woman will be evaluated for compliance with her treatment plan and/or need further testing.
There have been numerous research studies conducted over the years on the Cox technique, many of which were funded by the United States Government. One study concluded that after surgery utilizing a *** Device, disc pressure was as low as 192 mmHg as well as expanding spinal canal size by 28%. And spine is realigned resulting in improved posture and ability to move more freely while feeling a general sense of better health.
Compared to other pain management therapies out there, the Cox method works faster – and more importantly, it also keeps working longer. Research shows that the average patient will show maximum improvement in approximately 29 days. This isn’t surprising given the fact that over 90% of patients reported significant improvement within three months of treatment.
Over half of chiropractors typically recommend that their patients try Flexion-Distraction Decompression in order to relieve lower back or leg pain, making it the 3rd most commonly used procedure for spinal manipulation. Even so, it’s important for pregnant women who are experiencing lower back or leg pain to make sure their chiropractor is trained and experienced in using the Cox technique during pregnancy. The doctor should also be licensed to practice medicine in the state or state they’re currently practicing in.
Chiropractors encourage pregnant women to live a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, good diet, and stress reduction. Holistic chiropractic care can help pregnant women relieve the pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy. Chiropractic care is based on the principle that health and wellness are achieved by proper balance of the nervous system which includes hormones, nutrition, exercise and positive mental attitude.