Women’s Health

In this article: Anxiety | Cramps | Depression | Infertility | Osteoarthritis | PMS | Pregnancy | Sports Injuries

This page has been reviewed by Choose Natural’s Chiropractic Advisory Board.

Women’s Health

Woman and MomWhile chiropractic does a fantastic job of relieving back, neck and other problems related to women’s health or musculoskeletal systems, it can help with so much more–even if you haven’t considered it.

Discover how chiropractic care can address a broad array of women’s health concerns without the need for prescription drugs or surgery.

Anxiety

Chiropractic care can help to balance the body which calms the nervous system down, resulting in an alleviation of anxiety.

As anti-anxiety drugs may induce terrible side effects, while chiropractic is a safe and effective solution to balance your nervous system and allow the brain to function as it was designed.

Cramps

Menstrual cramps can range from moderately annoying to downright excruciating. While taking painkillers can keep cramps at bay, chiropractic care is a natural way of relieving pain.

If a vertebral subluxation at the bottom of a woman’s spine affects the way her nervous system influences reproductive function, cramps may ensue. A chiropractor can correct that misalignment, therefore allowing the body to return to optimal function.

Depression

While it’s not uncommon to feel sad from time to time or have a case of the “blues,” depression is a mood disorder or mental illness characterized by prolonged feelings of sadness and disinterest in daily activities.

While depression is commonly treated with prescription drugs, chiropractic care is a natural approach that could alleviate feelings of sadness.

One of the ways chiropractic may help is that it reduces physical pain that often can contribute to depression. Realigning the spine through a chiropractic adjustment addresses subluxation, which may result in an improved mood.

Infertility

Nerves that run from the brain to the reproductive organs travel through the spine. When a subluxation or spinal misalignment is present, normal nervous system function is compromised which may hinder the production of the hormones necessary for a woman to become pregnant.

In fact, the Journal for Vertebral Subluxation Research reported that in a related research study, 15 women who had been unable to conceive, some for 10 years or longer, began regular chiropractic care.

For 14 of these women, their ability to conceive improved dramatically, becoming pregnant and giving birth after natural infertility treatments.

Osteoarthritis

As a type of arthritis that affects the knees, hips and fingers, osteoarthritis is also a degenerative joint disease that is painful and debilitating.

A chiropractic adjustment can help to mobilize stiff joints and provide healing help. Drug-free and noninvasive, chiropractic can help those who suffer from osteoarthritis resume their daily activities and hobbies, pain-free.

PMS

Mood swings. Headaches. Back pain. Irritability. Fatigue.

These are all common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is considered to be a side effect from the hormonal fluctuations that happen right before and during the monthly menstrual cycle. Many factors can make these fluctuations worse. These include stress, decreased serotonin levels in the brain, and subluxations in the lower back.

The lower back is the outlet for the nerves that control the lower abdomen tissue, such as the uterus. A subluxation can cause interference in the nerve function, resulting in a misreading of signals which cause some parts of the body to function abnormally. Though chiropractic doesn’t have an impact on how your body responds to hormonal changes, multiple studies have revealed that it can help reduce many PMS-related symptoms, as well as the symptoms of menopause.

With chiropractic, you won’t have to be concerned about the potential side effects of over-the-counter PMS medications or prescription drugs.

Pregnancy

You’re eating right, taking vitamins, staying hydrated and exercising to keep your body as healthy as possible for your baby. Those are all excellent actions to take while pregnant but adding chiropractic care to the pregnancy wellness puzzle is vital.

Being under chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to alleviate back pain, sciatica, neck pain, nausea and much more. Chiropractic also can restore pelvic balance allowing your baby to get into the optimal head-down position for delivery.

It’s also a good idea to continue receiving chiropractic care after delivery as it can speed up the recovery process. Your child also can benefit from getting adjusted as subluxations can occur even during natural births.

Pediatric chiropractic can help to manage colic, ear infections, allergies, asthma and other common childhood concerns.

Sports injuries

Whether you’re an avid runner, cyclist or weekend warrior who enjoys golf or triathlons, you may have experienced the occasional sports injury.

Chiropractic care can help to address your injury and restore your function so you can get back to participating in your favorite sports. Perhaps best of all, chiropractic is natural, so you don’t have to worry about side effects associated with medications.

Discover Natural Relief

Put down the prescription and pick up the phone to contact a chiropractor near you who can craft a care plan specific to your needs.

You’ll speak with a caring doctor who has helped hundreds of women just like yourself.

Choose natural. Choose chiropractic.

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