The monthly cycle of menstruation can often bring a host of uncomfortable and even painful sensations for women. Many women find that they have to combat fatigue, headaches,cramps, nausea, and aches in the lower back on a regular monthly basis. Dealing with all of this discomfort, in addition to trying to continue to push through the stresses of our everyday lives, can really take a toll on our physical and mental wellness, to the point where the end of each cycle leaves us feeling drained, exhausted, and dreading the next one to come. While there are plenty of medications out there that are designed to lessen the severity of PMS symptoms, many women are beginning to turn to natural treatments in order to successfully treat the conditions they face while on their monthly cycle. Chiropractic care is often trusted by many women as a safe and reliable source of treatment for PMS symptoms.
Chiropractic Treatment For Menstrual Pain
When a person is feeling any sort of pain or discomfort anywhere in their body, a chiropractor will be sure to first check the person’s spinal column for misalignments, known as vertebral subluxations. The spinal column can become misaligned over time from the stresses and strains of daily life, especially if someone ever experiences a back or neck injury at some point in their life. Interestingly enough, subluxations in the spine can actually contribute to the pain and discomfort feltby women during their monthly cycles. When a person’s spinal column is misaligned, interference within the body’s nervous system occurs, which ultimately leads to a reduction in the quality of health throughout that person’s body. When the nervous system is blocked or interfered with, the spinal column as well as the brain has trouble communicating with the organs in the body, and so these organs will experience a reduced amount of functioning capacity. Sometimes, misalignments in the spine can interfere with a woman’s reproductive system to the point where intense pain can often be the resulting issue.
A chiropractor will work to gently realign your spinal column over weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Over the course of these sessions, you may begin to notice a decrease in the amount and the severity of your symptoms. When your spinal column is completely aligned in its proper state, and you are healthy in all other aspects, your body is able to function to the best of its ability, making pain during your menstrual cycle much less likely to occur.
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