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Symptom of the Week: Menstrual Problems

Did you know that misalignments in your pelvis or your spine can contribute to menstrual problems?

The female sexual organs – the ovaries, oviducts (tubes), uterus, cervix, vagina, glands and related structures all need a healthy nerve supply from the spine to function properly. Doctors of chiropractic ensure that the sexual organ/spinal column relationship is a healthy one.

It is no coincidence that many who suffer from menstrual cramps also suffer from neck or back pain. In one study of 122 dysmenorrhoea sufferers, most had lower back problems and spinal displacements. Perhaps that is why many women who initially visited a chiropractor for neck or back problems experienced beneficial effects on menstrual cramps, pain and other gynaecological problems. There are, however, many women who suffer from menstrual problems and other health conditions that will not go to the chiropractor because: “If I don’t have back pain, why go to the chiropractor?”

Because of this misperception that chiropractors are “back pain doctors” many never receive the true benefits of chiropractic care.

Having your lower back and pelvis routinely checked for alignment issues can significantly reduce and in many cases stop menstrual pain.

Irregular Periods

Irregularity may also be caused by the nerve supply to the reproductive organs being restricted.

The area of focus for a chiropractor would be the upper neck region which supplies or communicates with the pituitary gland or the mid to low back region which supplies the adrenal glands that regulate reproductive hormone levels.

Once the pressure on the nerves in these areas is removed, the body can begin to regulate its hormone levels. With proper hormone levels and time the body can start to cycle as it should.

Remember, a healthy spinal column is essential for the health of the female reproductive system.

If you’ve never had you lower back or pelvis checked for alignment issues, contact us at Carrick or Rosetta Chiropractic today!

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