Infertility and Adjustments
Infertility isn’t an uncommon struggle for women: according to the Center for Disease Control, about 6% of women age 15-44 struggle to conceive, and 12% of women age 15-44 struggle to carry a pregnancy to term. Some studies have shown that chiropractic care may be linked to helping treat infertility. While it isn’t something that happens every day, it’s one avenue that can be explored when dealing with infertility.
Chiropractic’s main goal is to align the spine and allow the nervous system to work at its best capability. Nerves extend throughout our entire body, starting in the spinal column, and work with other tissues to keep us healthy and fit. When there is a misalignment in the spine, it can affect the nerves, which subsequently can cause minor or even major disruptions in health.
How does this help with infertility? Well, frequently infertility is caused by something not balancing quite right in the body, whether it’s hormonal or other. Sometimes, a subluxation in the spine can put pressure on the nerves that surround the reproductive system, and potentially cause complications with infertility. Along with overall health regulated by exercise and diet, chiropractic care may be able to help treat infertility and allow pregnancy to happen.
While this isn’t an every day event in our office, Doctor Becerra has seen it happen once a few years ago. A patient who had been struggling to get pregnant began a course of treatment, and after a few months she and her husband were able to conceive. Some chiropractors who specialize in infertility and pregnancy may see this happen more often.
Chiropractic is a more natural option to try before considering expensive infertility treatments. As with everything, however, chiropractic care isn’t a miracle cure. This isn’t a 100% proven cause-and-effect situation, but the connections and studies in certain women are undeniable! You can read this article on the American Pregnancy Association’s website for more information.