If you’re a woman trying to maintain good health throughout adulthood, chiropractic treatment can help you combat a variety of problems from muscle aches to chronic conditions and serious diseases.
Females go through many major hormonal shifts in their life, including puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Spinal adjustments can help regulate hormone production in the body, thus easing the transition from the different chapters of a female’s life.
With women experiencing hormonal changes on almost a daily basis, many problems can occur if there are health issues or stress on the body. Women may experience painful PMS symptoms or even irregular or missing monthly cycles.
Hormonal Health Concerns
Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is the name given to the time prior to a woman’s menstrual cycle. This occurs because of major hormonal shifts during the monthly cycle. Symptoms may include:
- Severe stomach cramps & Bloating
- Skin breakouts
- Digestive issues
- Back pain
- Mood swings
- Food cravings (Chocolate anyone?!)
It is reported that up to 50% of women of childbearing age experience PMS to some degree. Unfortunately, PMS is thought to be a “normal” part of a woman’s cycle and something that they must just “deal with”. Women are also taught to take OTC medication like Midol or Tylenol to relieve the symptoms. Some women have such intense symptoms, their doctor prescribes them birth control medication to help with PMS.
However, most women don’t know the side effects of taking these medications. Some include:
- dizziness, drowsiness
- mild headache
- dry mouth, nose, or throat
- constipation or upset stomach
- blurred vision
- feeling nervous
- sleep problems (insomnia)
- Decreased Liver Function (with prolonged use)
Birth Control Side Effects: Weight gain, headaches, dizziness, bloating, blood clotting and increased risk of stroke
Most women don’t realize that PMS is actually not normal. They are symptoms that the body is under stress and hormones are not at balanced levels. They are not to be ignored…you don’t have to struggle each month!
Natural PMS Remedies
Research has uncovered a great deal of evidence connecting spinal misalignments (subluxations) with hormonal imbalances. C1, the first bone in the spinal column, controls the blood flow and nerve supply to the brain and pituitary gland, which is responsible for hormone production and balance. Nerves to the mid and low back control the function of the reproductive organs.
Studies have shown that chiropractic can greatly reduce PMS and other hormonal imbalances. When subluxations are removed, it will often improve the way the body produces and controls the output of hormones.
Women under chiropractic care have reported decreased PMS symptoms, less back pain, fewer headaches and migraines and overall improvement with their hormone regulation.
Find Out More
If you’re a woman trying to maintain good health, chiropractic can help you combat the variety of problems that may occur throughout your life. Dr. Ariel and Dr. Bill at Keystone Specific Chiropractic Center can help remove spinal subluxations allowing the nervous system and endocrine system to function at their optimal level.
Reach out to schedule a free consultation or new client appointment today!