Is chiropractic care beneficial for menstrual health?
Pain is often considered an inevitable phase during menstrual cycles. Although the degree of pain might vary for different women, painful and irregular menstrual cycles are prevalent among young women. These painful cycles can cause other health problems like nausea, headaches, cramps, bloating, inconsistent urine and bowel movements, etc. Irregular cycles can also lead to hormonal imbalance and fertility issues. To get relief from menstrual pain and cramps, women often opt for over-the-counter and prescription medications. However, there are alternative options available for treating menstrual pain. Osteopathy and chiropractic care are a few options that prove long term relief from painful and irregular menstrual cycles. For example, in the metropolitan city of Manchester osteopathy treatment is available for reducing menstrual cramps and premenstrual symptoms.
The amalgamation of chiropractic care, soft tissue massage therapy and acupuncture are the safest, natural and drug-free treatments available for irregular and painful menstrual cycles. Let us look at how chiropractic care can help to improve menstrual health-
Improves the central nervous system
Any dysfunction in the nervous system or spinal misalignment can cause nerve interference. This interference can lead to blockage of communication between the spine and the reproductive system. Thus, there is the rise of myriad menstrual symptoms like dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for painful menstrual cramps, whereas amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation. Chiropractic treatment is especially effective for curing amenorrhea. Amenorrhea can be categorised into two types-primary and secondary. When menstruation does not start during puberty, it is called primary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea refers to the absence of menses with previous menstrual cycles. Chiropractors can improve menstrual health and overall well-being through the removal of spinal misalignments/vertebral subluxations. Moreover, minimization of nerve interference can also improve menstrual health. Chiropractors use the drop table technique to fix vertebral subluxations. In the drop table technique, the lower back and pelvis which is called the lumbosacral area is adjusted in a much gentler manner rather than using force. The method reduces back pain, abdominal pain and overall menstrual pain by using low-velocity movements and a specialized chiropractic table.
Reduces symptoms of menstrual cycles
Through regular chiropractic care, there is an effective reduction of premenstrual symptoms as well as improved fertility among women. Poor spinal health can further exacerbate dysmenorrhea. Other menstrual symptoms include headaches, bloating, joint pains etc. Regular sessions of chiropractic care can fix asymmetries on the spine and relieve pinched nerves. Thus, there is an increased flow of blood between the spine and reproductive system. Better flow of blood can lead to the creation of a well-balanced internal environment in the body. Therefore, menstrual symptoms can be averted by spinal manipulations.
Restores regular menstrual cycles
Under chiropractic care, there is the adoption of a holistic approach to cure menstrual cramps as well as to regulate cycles. Women with irregular menstrual cycles can experience infertility and hormonal imbalances. Hence, spinal alignment is essential for the proper functioning of the reproductive and endocrine systems. Several case studies have been conducted to understand the aftermath of chiropractic sessions in improving menstrual health. In one case study, a twenty-five-year-old woman was able to regain her regular menstrual cycle after three chiropractic sessions without using medications.
Since chiropractic sessions have been proved successful in reducing the intensity of agonizing menstrual cycles, affordable chiropractic treatment is available in multiple metropolitan cities. In the suburban town of Stockport chiropractors offer chiropractic services for optimal menstrual health whereas Manchester chiropractors provide treatment for distressing menstrual cycles at a budget-friendly price.
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