PMS Relief the All-Natural Way
It surprises many to learn that chiropractors have been helping women with menstrual symptoms, even fertility issues, for over a century.
Most people think chiropractors are back doctors. Been to a chiropractor before?
And while chiropractors attend to the spine, their actual focus is the nervous system. Which is why so many women enjoy PMS relief at the hands of their chiropractor!
What Many PMS Sufferers Have in Common
To understand the connection between chiropractic and the all-natural resolution of PMS symptoms, a quick anatomy lesson.
Your nervous system controls and regulates every cell, organ, tissue and system of your body. If there is even the slightest interference to the communications between your brain and a part of your body, that body part won’t work correctly.
These important nerve communications leave your brain, travel down your spinal cord and then out between each spinal vertebrae to various organs and tissues. If the moving bones of the spine lose their proper alignment, nearby nerves can be affected.
This is common among women who suffer from debilitating PMS symptoms.
A Common Cause of PMS Symptoms
So while chiropractors work with the spine, their primary interest is making sure your nervous system is fully operational.
Instead of drugs that affect your entire body, today’s safe and natural chiropractic care is especially attractive because it specifically targets the underlying cause of many PMS symptoms: nervous system interference.
When you visit one of the chiropractors who sponsors this informational website listed on the left, his or her primary focus will likely be your lower back. That’s because nerves that control and regulate your reproductive organs leave the spine from between vertebrae in your lower back. Misalignments, even subtle ones, can have significant implications.
Interestingly, you may not have any back pain to warn you that this is going on!
Adjustments: Specific. Precise.
Chiropractors reduce these spinal distortions and free up the nervous system to work properly. By using their hands (or a hand held instrument), they coax wayward bones back into alignment. The precise thrust, at just the right time and place, target the affected spinal bones.
And Often Effective For PMS
Thankfully, these chiropractic “adjustments” feel great.
Many women report an instant feeling of ease. Like a heavy weight is being lifted from their back.
But it will take more than one adjustment. Unlike a pill that immediately numbs your body, repeated chiropractic adjustments work differently. Regular visits help retrain supporting spinal muscles and ligaments.
Since you’ve likely had PMS issues for some time, it will take some time to resolve.
How Long Will It Take For PMS Symptoms to Resolve?
Because your chiropractor is relying on your ability to self-heal, it’s virtually impossible to predict how long until your spinal column assumes a more normal structure and nerve pressure is resolved.Some women show improvement in a matter of a couple of weeks or months of regular visits. Others take longer, requiring dozens of visits. Still others find some type of ongoing supportive care is necessary. Everyone responds differently to this all-natural, drug-free approach.
You’ve probably heard the common myth that “once you go to a chiropractor you have to go for the rest of your life.”
Relax. It’s true that some women decide to visit their chiropractor on a regular basis. However, how long you choose to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
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Side Effects of Common PMS Medications
The reason why chiropractic care is gaining popularity in addressing PMS is because it can boast a natural solution that is free from potentially dangerous side effects. Here are some of the most frequently prescribed PMS medications and their potential side effects:
|PMS Medication||Side Effects|
(Zoloft, sertraline [generic]; Prozac, Sarafem, fluoxetine [generic]; Paxil, paroxetine [generic]; Luvox, fluvoxamine [generic], Celexa, citalopram [generic])
These medications are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs),
|Side effects include: nausea; appetite changes; weight loss; weight gain; headache; insomnia, fatigue; nervousness; difficulty with sexual desire, arousal, or orgasm; dizziness; tremors; dry mouth; rash; suicidal thinking and behavior.|
|BARR LABS (DANAZOL, DANOCRINE, CYCLOMEN)
Synthetic forms of ethisterone, a progestogen, these drugs are a form of testosterone that are used to treat migraines, irritability, anxiety, lethargy, increased appetite, and breast tenderness
|Side effects include: acne; dark-colored urine; increased oiliness of hair or skin; muscle cramps or spasms; swelling of feet or lower legs; unusual tiredness or weakness; weight gain (rapid); flushing or redness of skin; mood or mental changes; nervousness; decrease in breast
size; irregular menstrual periods; abnormal enlargement of the clitoris; hoarseness or deepening of voice; unnatural hair growth; bleeding gums; bloating, pain or tenderness of abdomen or stomach; blood in urine; burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except the smallest finger; changes in vision; chest pain; chills; complete or partial numbness or weakness on one side of body; cough; coughing up blood; diarrhea; difficulty in speaking; difficulty in swallowing; discharge from nipples; eye pain; fast heartbeat; fever; headache; hives or other skin rash; joint pain; light-colored stools; loss of appetite (continuing); loss of muscle coordination; more frequent nosebleeds; muscle aches; nausea; purple- or red-colored, or other spots on body or inside the mouth or nose; restlessness; shortness of breath; sore throat; sweating; tingling, numbness, or weakness in legs, which may move upward to arms, trunk, or face; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness, weakness, or general feeling of illness; vomiting; yellow eyes or skin.
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|Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals
(Aldactone, Novo-Spiroton, Spiractin, Spirotone, Verospiron, Berlactone, spironolactone [generic]). These drugs are diuretics used to treat water retention in PMS.
|Potential side effects include: abdominal cramps; change in potassium levels (leading to such symptoms as dry mouth, excessive thirst, weak or irregular heartbeat, and muscle pain or cramps); deepening of voice; diarrhea; drowsiness; excessive hairiness; fever; headache;|
|Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals
(XANAX, alprazolam [generic]) Used to treat anxiety symptoms of PMS.
|Reported side effects include: drowsiness; dizziness; irritability; amnesia or forgetfulness; trouble concentrating; sleep problems (insomnia); muscle weakness; lack of balance or coordination; slurred speech; blurred vision; nausea or vomiting;
constipation; appetite or weight changes; dry or watery mouth; increased sweating; loss of interest in sex; unusual risk-taking behavior; decreased inhibitions; no fear of danger; depressed mood; thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself; hyperactivity; agitation; hostility; hallucinations; feeling light-headed; fainting; seizure (convulsions); urinating less than usual or not at all; muscle twitching; tremor; jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).+ More- Less
(Yaz® 28, Loestrin® 24 Fe, Seasonale®, Seasonique, LYBREL®, Brevicon, Demulen 1/35, Desogen, Femcon Fe, Levlen, Lo/Ovral, Modicon, Nordette, Levora, Loestrin, Low-Ogestrel, Necon 1/35, Norinyl 1/35, Ortho-Cept,
Ortho-Cyclen, Ortho-Novum 1/35, Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo, Ovcon 35, Yasmin, Zovia 1/35E, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Jenest-28, Ortho-Tri-Cyclen, Cyclessa, Triphasil, Tri-Levlen, Ortho-Novum 10/11, Trivora, Tri-Norinyl, Estrostep Fe, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Ortho-Novum 1/50, Ovral, Demulen 1/50, Ogestrel, Ovcon 50, ethinyl estradiol, drospirenone, desogestrel; norethindrone acetate, levonorgestrel [generics]). Birth control pills used to treat general symptoms of severe PMS; some cause total cessation of monthly periods.+ More- Less
|Side effects include: menstrual cramps; upper respiratory infection; vaginal bleeding; nausea or vomiting; increased potassium levels; blood clots; allergic reactions, such as skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue; breast tissue changes or
discharge; breast tenderness; mood changes, anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or emotional outbursts; increased sensitivity to sun or ultraviolet light; skin acne or brown spots on the skin; weight gain; breathing problems; changes in vaginal bleeding during your period or between your periods; changes in vision; chest pain; confusion, trouble understanding; dark urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; shortness of breath; back pain; hair loss; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination; fluid retention and swelling; unusually weak or tired; stomach pain (severe); sudden loss of coordination, especially on one side of the body; breakthrough bleeding and spotting; chest pain; coughing up blood; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; headaches or migraines; leg, arm or groin pain; problems with balance, talking, walking; severe or sudden headaches; symptoms of vaginal infection, such as itching, irritation or unusual discharge; tenderness in the upper abdomen; sudden weakness or numbness in the arms or legs, especially on one side of the body; yellowing of the eyes or skin; stroke and heart attacks (risks increase in women over the age of 35 who smoke cigarettes).+ More- Less