Select Page

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) in a Pregnant Woman with Placenta Previa, Migraines, Neck & Back Pain Undergoing Subluxation Centered Chiropractic

David H. Spear, PhD, DC & Joel Alcantara, DC


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2016 ~ Issue 1 ~ Pages 18-21 




Objective: To describe the chiropractic care and its benefits in a pregnant woman desiring a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).

Clinical Feature: A 28-year-old woman presented for care at 29 weeks gestation with her second child/pregnancy. First child was delivered via cesarean section. She had chief complaints of chronic migraines, pregnancy-related neck and back pain and ultrasound confirmed placenta previa.  She also had a desire for a vaginal birth. 

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with Diversified and Drop Table Technique. Following a total of six visits over a six-week time period, the patient’s presenting complaints were addressed and she had a successful VBAC.

Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in addressing pregnancy-related complaints and beyond (i.e., facilitation of VBAC).

Key words: Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal complaints, placenta previa, VBAC, chiropractic, vertebral subluxation, cesarean section, adjustment, spinal manipulation   

To view the full article, Subscribe or Login
Sign Up for our Free Newsletter!

Sign Up for our Free Newsletter!

Get updates on chiropractic research, news, and other information important to you and the chiropractic profession.

You have Successfully Subscribed!