By Karen Perry, a freelance writer with a passion for health and wellness.
The human body has a magnificent design but when couples face infertility, the disappointment and stress can be enormous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 6.1 million women in the United States (10%) have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.
While chiropractors do not directly treat infertility, aligning the spine to stimulate the body’s natural healing process can promote optimal function of the reproductive organs. There’s much research to suggest that chiropractic medicine can aid fertility and it makes sense that it would. After all, the nerves to the reproductive system run through the spine, so correcting distortions or interference in those nerves should improve fertility. Many women receiving chiropractic care report improvement in the regularity of their menstrual cycles and some chiropractors warn their patients that treatments may improve their fertility, whether they want it to or not.
In a study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR) in 2003, 14 out of 15 subjects became pregnant within 2-20 months of starting chiropractic care. The one subject who didn’t conceive was 65 years old. If the spine is out of alignment, the nerves that affect the reproductive system can’t do their job, resulting in infertility. Chiropractors are experts in the workings of the nervous system and through painless adjustments, can remove interference to the nerves that control reproductive function. This can help correct some of the problems related to infertility.
Chiropractic care is a safe and natural alternative to costly artificial reproductive methods. Call our office today at 520-572-2596 to see how chiropractic care can be another tool in your fertility toolbox.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/Infertility/
Behrendt, D. (2003). Insult, Interference and Infertility:An Overview of Chiropractic Research. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Insult_Interference_and_Infertility.shtml