PMS Treatment

In this article: The Effects of PMS | What Many PMS Sufferers Have in Common | The Promise of Chiropractic

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PMS Treatment

While most people think chiropractors are back doctors, it surprises many to learn that they’ve been contributing to women’s health with menstrual symptoms and PMS treatment for over a century.

If you’re resolved not to give in to menstrual or premenstrual discomfort, and you want a natural solution for PMS that avoids drugs, here’s why you should consider chiropractic.

The Lumbar Spine

Your nervous system controls and regulates every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. The spine, especially in the lower back, can impair nerves that direct and monitor the reproductive and hormonal systems. Women with undetected nervous system interference here can suffer from a wide variety of female health problems including pelvic pain, PMS, incontinence, sexual dysfunctions and even infertility.

The Effects

Estimates suggest that up to 90% of women suffer from some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), with 10 -20% experiencing severe or disabling symptoms. Three types of effects can result when proper nervous system regulation of the reproductive system is disturbed from the abnormal motion or position of spinal bones.

  • Over activity – such as heavy bleeding or severe cramping.
  • Under activity – including missed periods or infertility.
  • Distorted activity – cells that normally line the uterus, implant elsewhere causing bleeding, pain and reduced fertility.

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.

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.

The Promise of Chiropractic

Many women with spinal distortions often see an improvement in their reproductive health while under chiropractic care. Restoring a more normally functioning nervous system helps body work the way it’s supposed to.

If you, or someone you love, is put out of commission every month, encourage her to get a thorough chiropractic examination. If there’s nerve interference, there’s a good chance chiropractic can help.

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