For many couples, the decision of when to start their family is a big one. It can be an exciting time, anticipating the pregnancy and baby. But when that decision doesn’t go as planned and it becomes hard to get pregnant, the process can feel more like a burden than a blessing. Most couples turn to conventional medicine and start testing for infertility. There are many factors that can contribute to infertility. However, many times, doctors can’t find any reason why the couple is not able to conceive. Oftentimes, this feels like a dead end. This, however, doesn’t have to be.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK?
For many couples, getting help from a chiropractor does not seem like a logical choice for infertility issues. But many chiropractors specialize in the care of women (and men) with the goal of getting pregnant in mind. Chiropractors work with the nervous system to enable it to function at its best, uninterrupted and un-interfered with. There are nerves in the low back that directly influence the sex organs and uterus and make sure the environment is ready to support a child. Specifically, the 3rd Lumbar is one of the most important vertebra in this region. Misalignments in this area cause stress on the nerves exiting the spine which can cause dysfunction with many of the “normal” functions of the body. Effects of these misalignments include bladder troubles (incontinence), bed wetting, impotency, miscarriages, knee pain and menstrual troubles (amenorrhea, dismenorrhea).
Other areas chiropractors can check is the atlas, or 1st Cervical vertebra, and the 9th Thoracic vertebra. The C1 vertebra can influence many functions of the body. Specific to infertility, it supplies the pituitary gland in the brain which is part of the endocrine system. This gland is responsible for the stimulation and secretion of important hormones in the body. The T9 nerves supply the adrenals, which are also part of the endocrine system. The hormones released are involved with sexual function/fertility, our stress response, and kidney function. Therefore, without proper nerve function in the neck or middle back, the endocrine system and fertility can suffer.
Other symptoms related to C1 subluxations include headaches, migraines, insomnia, head colds, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, depression, and digestive disorders. T9 subluxations involve allergies, hives, digestive disorders, and other conditions. As you can see, everything is related! So, if you or someone you know is having difficulties getting pregnant or are experiencing any of these related symptoms, give the office a call to get your spine checked! Chiropractors use natural and effective ways to encourage you to live at your highest potential, without the use of medications or surgery. Make the goal today to live more naturally and let us help you achieve it!