Cramping and discomfort during menstruation is very common and can be debilitating. Some women even require hospitalization the discomfort is so great.
Chiropractors have been dealing and helping women with menstrual cramps for years.
To understand this you must understand that Chiropractic health care and your health are based on four important principles: The body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism that is designed to heal itself; the nerve system is the central command computer of the body which is responsible for running all body functions; any interference to the function of the nerve system will affect the way the body functions; and as a Chiropractor my job is to restore normal nerve function thereby restoring your body’s function and health.
Menstrual cramps are a signal the body produces to let you know something isn’t right. There are other symptoms often associated with it including low back pain, bowel problems, tingling in the legs, urinary difficulties, leg cramp, and headaches.
Many women with menstrual cramps have vertebral subluxations (misaligned spinal bones) at the bottom of the spine affecting the way the nerve system controls the reproductive functions. As a result the uterus (which is a very specialized muscle) malfunctions. Correcting the subluxation restores normal function and normalizes menstruation.