In the October 8, 2002 issue
of the online magazine "The Beacon Journal" at Ohio.com, appears a story
with the simple headline, "Adjusting baby". The story talks about pregnant
women's success in going to chiropractors as part of their care. The article
states that many women who go to chiropractors during pregnancy do so for
back pain related issues. The misconception is that we treat pain,'' says
Dr. Joseph Medina, an Ohio chiropractor. "My job in health care is to find
pressure that's in the spinal column and take it off. When I do that, back
pain tends to clear up."
Additionally, the article
highlights that more women are going to chiropractors for a procedure known
as the Webster technique. This technique is specifically intended to help
women who have a breech pregnancy when the baby should be positioned with
the head downward. Dr. Jeanne Ohm, a chiropractor from Philadelphia and
executive coordinator and instructor for the International Chiropractic
Pediatric Association, described the Webster technique this way: "It's a
specific chiropractic adjustment that removes interferences of the nervous
system, balances out pelvic muscles and ligaments, which in turn removes
constraint to the woman's uterus and allows the baby to get into the best
possible position for birth.''
The article ended with a
response from the patient who originally went to the chiropractor for the
pain she was experiencing. Her comments about her results were, "In the
morning, my back would hurt so bad it would be hard to walk,'' she stated.
``Now it's not bad at all. I really think it's helping."