Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is experienced by up to 90% of women at some point in their lives, with 10-20% suffering from severe symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments can naturally relieve some of this discomfort.
When nerves in the lumbar spine or lower back are impeded in some way, this can negatively affect hormonal and reproductive systems during a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Nervous system disruption can lead to three different effects:
- Underactivity includes inconsistent periods or infertility.
- Overactivity is evidenced by severe cramping and heavy menstrual flow.
- Distorted activity results in implantation of cells outside the uterus that cause pain, bleeding and reduced fertility.
While chiropractic care is not an official cure for PMS, women with distortions of the spine experience an improvement in their reproductive health while undergoing chiropractic adjustments. Restoration of the nervous system aids the body in overall normal function.
Consider chiropractic intervention for problems with your menstrual cycle. We may be able to help.