From premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms earlier in life to menopausal symptoms later on, there’s no denying women must deal with a variety of awful symptoms throughout their lives. As non-pharmaceutical treatment methods continue to grow in popularity, many women are turning to chiropractic care to decrease and even prevent these unwanted symptoms.
How does chiropractic care help with PMS and menopausal symptoms? Keep reading for more information, and if your symptoms are quite serious or abnormal, please see your primary care doctor.
The Central Nervous System
Before we jump into chiropractic care for PMS and menopause, it’s important to note the importance of the central nervous system and how a misaligned spine could be making your symptoms worse.
The central nervous system runs through the spine and allows your brain to communicate with every other part of the body, including reproductive organs and the endocrine system, responsible for releasing and regulating hormones. If your spine is misaligned, this communicated is being interrupted, making PMS and menopausal symptoms more severe. This misalignment may also cause limb pain and numbness, fatigue, and even headaches.
Chiropractic for PMS Symptom Relief
Many women experiencing PMS symptoms report pain and muscle weakness in their lower back. Research indicates that there is a relatively high correlation between PMS sufferers and those who suffer from spinal dysfunction. Between this low back pain and an inhibited central nervous system, patients often report a decline in PMS symptoms after chiropractic care, including back pain, bloating, cramping, and fatigue.
You may feel relief after just one chiropractic session. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, a licensed chiropractor may recommend several sessions or a combination of treatments, including herbal medicine and acupuncture.
Chiropractic for Menopausal Symptoms
Two primary hormones that regulate menstruation—estrogen and progesterone—decline dramatically during menopause. This change causes many of those uncomfortable menopausal symptoms. The hypothalamus—the link between the endocrine and nervous systems—plays a significant role in the production of progesterone and estrogen. Misalignments in the spine can interfere with the functioning of the hypothalamus and make symptoms more frequent and severe.
Chiropractors will often recommend regular visits throughout menopause along with other therapies to help with hormone regulation.
At Arapahoe Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, we like to encourage our patients to rely on the most natural treatment methods possible. For more natural treatment methods for PMS and menopausal symptoms, please check out our articles below.
- 5 Herbs to Balance Hormones
- Acupuncture for Menstrual Cramping Relief
- 5 Natural Remedies for Menopausal Symptoms
- 8 Natural Remedies for PMS Symptoms
- Massage Therapy for PMS Symptoms
If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic for PMS and menopause, please call us or contact us online! We would be happy to meet with you to figure out whether this treatment methods could provide relief. Arapahoe Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center provides chiropractic care in Centennial, Colorado and our patients come from all corners of the Denver Metro Area. Contact us or request an appointment today!
BY: Dr. Friedman
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