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    Default Back pain in pregnancy, do you see a chiropractor?

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    Just wondering if any mums to be have had experience with going to a
    Chiropractor during pregnancy? Would you recommend it or something else
    Like Bowen therapy?

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    I went and saw one when I was 17 weeks as I kept suffering horrible headaches leaving me bed bound for days. After I went the headaches disappeared and I continued to go throughout the rest of my pregnancy and even took my newborn DD to her at 2 weeks old. I am happy with my experience

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    I started seeing a chiropractor a few years ago and I love him and what it does for me, especially my horrible headaches.

    I continue to go every 3 weeks now and I am 22 weeks pregnant. I would definitely recommend it.

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    I saw a chiro every few weeks for hip and back pain. He worked wonders!

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    I would see a physiotherapist.

    Chiropractors, though well marketed, are not considered to be engaged in 'evidence based practice' (meaning there is little to no objective evidence that anything they do works). This so a why they are not employed within the health department and you have to pay to see one privately.
    They do not have a thorough or holistic enough understanding of anatomy and physiology to be anywhere near my back or spine, especially during pregnancy.

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    I saw a good chiro all the way through my pregnancy. He kept the tension in my back and pelvis at bay.

    The thing about chiropractors is that you get some awesome ones and then you get dodge ones. Recent professional development (conferences etc) is important to me, so that's how I settled on the one I have now

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    I've been seeing a chiropractor specialising in pregnancy since 7 weeks. I was having serious pelvic pain very early on & have no idea what I would have done without the treatment.

    I've seen a Physio in the past and can not imagine they would have fixed my pelvic issues and certainly not in the same timeframe.

    I constantly read about ppl with pelvic issues & wonder why they put up with it & don't see a Chiro. I would definitely recommend it (provided that they specialise in pregnancy) but you have to be comfortable with using a Chiro.

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    I cannot say enough for osteopaths. I've been seeing an osteopath on and off for years, terrible car accident left me with hip and lower back issues. I was petrified when pregnant of how I'd physically hold up, and saw my osteo very regularly right til the end. She was remarkable. They work more with your whole body, not just skeletal, the incorporate soft tissue, nerve, bone, everything, and it's very preggie friendly.

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    Yes - I love chiropractic! I've been going for about 18 months, and when I told my chiro I was pregnant he said nothing would change until I couldn't lay on my tummy anymore, and I'd go more often as my pregnancy progressed. I'm 30 weeks along now and honestly don't know how I would have gotten through the sciatica, the rib injury I got a few weeks ago from coughing, or the general aches and pains of pregnancy without it!
    I've even got DH going now (his work is very physical & he's prone to migraines) and now he goes on about the benefits to anyone who will listen

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