Application of osteopathic manipulative technique in the treatment of back pain during pregnancy

Ginekol Pol. 2015 Mar;86(3):224-8. doi: 10.17772/gp/2066.


Changes in body posture, musculoskeletal disorders and somatic dysfunctions are frequently observed during pregnancy especially ligament, joint and myofascial impairment. The aim of the paper is to present the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for back and pelvic pain in pregnancy on the basis of a review of the available literature. MEDLINE and Cochrane Library were searched in January 2014 for relevant reports, randomized controlled trials, clinical and case studies of OMT use in pregnant women. Each eligible source was verified and analyzed by two independent reviewers. OMT procedures appear to be effective and safe for pelvic and spinal pain management in the lumbosacral area in pregnant women.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain / therapy*
  • Manipulation, Osteopathic*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control
  • Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
  • Prenatal Care / methods
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Women's Health