January 17, 2011
Demographics of pregnant patients and chiropractic care in Oslo, Norway, published in Dec JCCP
The December 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP) includes an original study on the characteristics of pregnant women who seek chiropractic care in Norway. The study was approved by the AECC Chiropractic Ethics Research Sub-Committee for Postgraduate Research in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and conducted at a chiropractic clinic in Oslo.
According to authors Elisabeth Aas-Jackobsen, BS, DC, MS and Joyce E. Miller, DC, DABCO, the study was designed to collect demographic data from the first 100 women presenting at the clinic This included reason for visiting the clinic, average weeks of pain vs.pain sties and the number of pain sites vs. number of chiropractic treatments. The study found that 90% of the patients' chief complaint was pelvic pain; for 30% of the patients chiropractic was their first choice of treament; and those who had never had back pain before waited the shortest time before seeking treatment. The authors also found that the longer the patients waited to seek chiropractic care the more pain sites they experienced and the more areas of the spine were treated.
Chiropractic and Pregnancy is the focus of the articles published in the December 2010 JCCP. Papers include management of care during pregnancy for intercostal neuralgia;gestrational diabetes mellitus; non-optimal fetal positioning and pelvic girdle positioning and dysfunction; musculoskeletal and radicular pain during pregnancy, labor and delivery and the concurrent use of spinal manipulative therapy, craniosacral therapy and dynamic body balancing technqiues. There is also a paper reviewing complementary and alternative care fo infertility issues.
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