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Chiropractic Care for Menstrual Health

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For many women, menstrual cycles can be painful and irritating.  A cycle is most often accompanied by cramping, back pain, bloating, and tiredness.  Not only can a menstrual cycle cause pain, but improper cycles can lead to other issues such as infertility.  Medicine to reduce PMS pain and bloating or to assist with infertility issues is one method for managing these health issues, but medicine only covers up the initial problem and can lead to a whole slew of more painful or harmful side effects and long-term issues.  Chiropractic care has been shown to be a natural, safe, and effective way to relieve menstrual cycle symptoms as well as increase fertility.

Causes of Menstrual Symptoms

Premenstrual symptoms, amenorrhea (lack of a normal period during reproductive years), and dysmenorrhea (painful cramping) are all types of menstrual health issues that chiropractic care can alleviate. Lack of a menstrual cycle can be a sign that something more significant is going on, so it is important to seek care if this is the case.  Spinal subluxations, or misalignments in the spine, could be the root cause of irregular menstrual cycles.  Because the central nervous system works together with the endocrine (hormonal) and reproductive systems, a misalignment will affect the communication between the brain and these body functions, leading to poor menstrual health or infertility.  Chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor can correct misalignments, restoring proper nerve communication and aiding in optimal functioning of the reproductive and endocrine systems.

Promote Overall Health and Wellness with Chiropractic

Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor recognizes when the spine is out of alignment and educates his practice members on the significance of this. When people have spinal misalignments, their bodies are not communicating as they should, leading to many health issues. This is why it is the primary goal of chiropractors to treat the whole body in an effort to stop health issues before they begin and to correct current health issues with natural, drug-free methods.  Menstrual symptoms like cramping and bloating can be extremely painful and affect the day to day lives of women suffering from them.  With chiropractic care, the spine will be in alignment and the body will be functioning as it should, and the goal of reducing these symptoms and increasing fertility will be achieved.  For example, one woman in her 20s with diabetic amenorrhea turned to regular chiropractic care to manage her symptoms.  After 24 months, she had her first menstrual cycle without the use of medication and was able to become pregnant naturally.

Chiropractic Care Is Effective at Improving Menstrual Health

Several case studies further show the link between chiropractic care and overall health and wellness.  Another case study of a 21-year-old woman with amenorrhea and severe back pain during her cycle found relief from pain and the return of a regular cycle after 12 weeks of chiropractic care.  In addition, a 25-year-old female sought care after not having a regular period until she began medication at the age of 18.  After just 3 adjustments, she was able to have a regular cycle without the use of birth control.  If you aren’t having a regular cycle or are trying to get pregnant, contact Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic to find out more about how chiropractic can help.

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Adams, J.P. “Chiropractic and Nutritional Management and its Effect on the Fertility of a Diabetic Amenorrheal Patient: A Case Report.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2003 Oct: 1-2.

Gauthier, E., Mullin, L. “The Effects of Gonstead Chiropractic Care on a Patient with Primary Amenorrhea: A Case Report and Review of Related Literature.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health, 2010 July: 116-121.

Goodsell, L., Shtulman, I. “Resolution of Secondary Amenorrhea Following Reduction of Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health, 2011 May: 59-65.


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