Fertility and Chiropractic Care
Fertility is a very complex issue and a very personal one for most couples that struggle with it. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of intercourse without contraception. A study in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health from March 2012 stated that infertility affects 1 in 5 couples trying to conceive. That is a lot of couples dealing with this issue.
It is important to consider that there is not one cause for infertility; nor is there one “cure”. Some examples of factors that affect fertility are: diet, carrying excess weight, emotional/chemical/physical stressors, environmental toxins and interrupted nerve transmission to the reproductive organs. When the body cannot adapt to all its stressors, it isn't able to self regulate as well and doesn't function at its highest level therefore, issues like infertility can develop. So how does chiropractic treat fertility issues?
The answer is: Chiropractic doesn't treat these issues directly. Chiropractic focuses on how well your nervous system is functioning: how well the nervous system is able regulate the body, how well the body adapts and how well the body heals. Your body functions at its highest level when the spine is cleared of subluxations and the brain is able to send the proper messages out through the spinal nerves to your cells, muscles, tissues and organs. There are several case studies where patients who had fertility issues were adjusted on a regular basis and reported they were able to conceive while under care and reported many other general health improvements as well. This is positive news for the many struggling with fertility.
If you have questions or want more information to see if chiropractic care can help, call our office today.