Michelle Pagliaro Haywood, DC discusses special treatments for pregnant patients

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Hi. My name is Michelle Pagliaro Haywood. I am a chiropractic physician at the Orthopaedic
and Sports Medicine Center. There is a special patient population that I specialize in caring for that perhaps might not be seen in other orthopaedic practices. I take care of pregnant women. I work very closely with several groups of OBGYN’s in the area taking care of their patient’s musculoskeletal needs. Pregnant women have very limited options in treatment. They typically cannot have X-rays or injections. They – their obstetricians typically prefer that they not take pain medication, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatories. And chiropractic has shown to be a safe and effective way to help pregnant women deal with a multitude of musculoskeletal complaints such as back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, pubic symphysis dysfunction and even carpal tunnel.