Across the world, millions of women suffer from incontinence and related conditions, contributing to a massive emotional, physical, social and financial costs and stress. Chiropractic care may assist with this.
In a recent, 2016, study researchers found that pregnant women who received chiropractic care had a greater ability to relax their pelvic floor muscles at rest. This relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles may mean that chiropractic care could be of benefit to pregnant women, as it may help them have a natural vaginal delivery.
Pelvic floor muscles are integral to the birth process, and the prevention of incontinence.
“If we can have uncomplicated, natural vaginal delivery without drugs and intervention, the baby is better off and the woman is better off. This study we have just done suggests chiropractic care can help women by relaxing their pelvic floor muscles.” Neuroscientist and Chiropractic Researcher Heidi Haavik