PMS Premenstrual Syndrome
Estimates suggest that up to 90% of women suffer from some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), with 10 to 20% experiencing severe or disabling symptoms. Many women who are resolved not to give in to menstrual or premenstrual discomfort turn to chiropractic, a natural solution that avoids drugs.
The Lumbar Spine
Did you know that 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 subluxations can suffer from a wide variety of female-specific health problems including pelvic pain, PMS, incontinence, sexual dysfunctions and even infertility.
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:
- Overactivity (such as heavy bleeding or severe cramping);
- Underactivity (including missed periods or infertility); and
- Distorted activity (i.e. cells that normally line the uterus but implant elsewhere causing
- Bleeding, pain and reduced fertility)
The Promise of Chiropractic
While chiropractic care isn’t a treatment for PMS, many women with spinal distortions have seen an improvement in their reproductive health while under chiropractic care. Restoring a more normally functioning nervous system helps the entire body function the way it’s supposed to. If you, or someone you love, is put out of commission every month, encourage her to come in for a thorough chiropractic examination. If there’s nerve interference, there’s a good chance ALLCARE HEALTH & REHABILITATION can help.