Women and Chiropractic

So many women suffer from things like PMS, menopausal issues, difficult pregnancies, etc. The question is: do they have to suffer and is there another solution besides taking a pill to mask the symptoms?

Common symptoms of PMS include bloating, headaches, backaches, migraine, breast tenderness, cramps, nausea, and weight gain. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics has shown that women who have PMS symptoms experience a significant amount more muscle tenderness and weakness in their lower back. The report concluded that a significantly high incidence of spinal dysfunction exists in women who experience PMS symptoms compared to those who do not experience PMS symptoms. This suggests that spinal dysfunction could be a causative factor of PMS and that chiropractic care could be an excellent therapy for those who suffer from PMS. Chiropractors and their patients often report a decline in PMS symptoms like bloating, low energy, back pain, and cramping.

Like PMS, menopause can bring a host of challenging symptoms for women including hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and night sweats. Chiropractic can provide a drug-free solution to menopausal symptoms as well. Every single function of the body is controlled by the central nervous system, which runs through your spine. Chiropractors align your spine to remove interference and pressure on the central nervous system. This allows the nervous system to express freely, increase energy flow, and function optimally, which restores normal and optimal function in the body. Having your nervous system fully connected to the other parts of your body can help drastically in reducing symptoms of menopause.

Another issue many women face these days is trouble getting pregnant. Chiropractic could help a woman get pregnant if her nerves that run through her spine and extend out to her reproductive organs are blocked or pinched, it could result in a spinal misalignment called a subluxation. If these nerves are blocked or not working properly, it could result in a hormonal imbalance or other dysfunction, resulting in infertility. A chiropractor can align the spine, restore nervous system function, and relieve pressure on the nerves to restore proper function of the body.

And once you get pregnant, chiropractic care can be incredibly beneficial to you and your developing baby! Chiropractic care can reduce the symptoms many women face like morning sickness and back/joint pain as well as provide a comfortable pregnancy and facilitate uncomplicated labor and delivery. Chiropractic care assists your ever-changing body in maintaining the spinal curve, keeping the shifting pelvis in the proper position, and helping you adapt to postural and balance changes throughout the pregnancy. Find out more about chiropractic and pregnancy here.

As you can see, many of the problems women face can be helped with chiropractic care. This is a much better choice than drugs, which have side effects. If you or a woman you know are facing any of these issues, please call our office to see how we can help you at 303-794-1737!

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