Jane wakes up in the morning to find that she has her periods for the first time in 4 months. You see, Jane experiences irregular periods. They are never on time, and when she does get them, she experiences severe pain for the first 2 days. She also suffers from bloating as well as back and leg pain for those 2 days.
She had previously visited her doctor about her poor menstrual cycle who had prescribed her with the pill. While it helped her become regular while she was on the pill, once she got off it (18 months later) the irregularity soon re-appeared.
Jane is getting a little concerned that the pill has not fixed the problem. She doesn’t want to keep relying on this drug to keep her regular.
A friend of hers recommended she try Chiropractic, as her sister had previously gone through the same thing and noticed an improvement after treatment.
Jane had undergone Chiropractic for a few months and 1 year on, her periods are on time every month, and best of all, she has no pain.
Although this story is fictional, there are many women out there who are just like Jane. It is not uncommon for women to experience severe pain when it comes to “that time of the month”. And for some women, a menstrual cycle every month does not occur.
Chiropractic is very effective in helping women not only overcome period pain, but also maintain a healthy menstrual cycle every month.
So how can a Chiropractor help?
Now you may be thinking to yourself, “what does my spine have to do with my menstrual cycle? Why would I see a Chiropractor for this problem?”
Chiropractors believe that there is a strong relationship between your nervous system and the reproductive organs (including the ovaries and uterus). Your nervous system is made up your brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. In order for you to have a normal menstrual cycle, your nervous system must be able to send information to your reproductive organs free from interference. Sometimes however, blockages can occur with this communication network, which can affect your cycle and cause pain. Chiropractors refer to this blockage as a subluxation.
To help you to understand this concept a little better, let me provide you with a simple analogy. Imagine you have a tap and a sprinkler connected to each other by a hose. In order for the sprinkler to work properly, the tap must be on and the water must pass through the hose. If all of a sudden, pressure is applied to the hose, it will affect the flow of water through the hose and to the sprinkler. This will prevent the sprinkler from working correctly. If we were to replace the sprinkler with a new one, it still wouldn’t work, because of the pressure still on the hose. If we were to remove the pressure from the hose, the sprinkler would then start to work.
In this analogy, imagine the sprinkler as your ovary, the hose as your spinal nerves and the tap as the spine. a Chiropractor removes the pressure from the nerves that prevents the reproductive organs from working properly.
While medication and anti-inflammatories mask pain and symptoms, Chiropractors get to the cause of your problem. This is how they are able to help women maintain a regular period and a painless one as well, even after treatment has finished.
To overcome your period pain once and for all, and to make way for a regular cycle, consider consulting a Chiropractor.