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The spine, especially in the lower back, can impair nerves that direct and monitor the reproductive and hormonal systems.  


It’s not all in your head! There is evidence of nerve compromise to your reproductive organs. Chiropractic care has helped many patients.

Estimates suggest that up to 90% of women suffer from some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) with 10 -20% experiencing severe or disabling symptoms.

I am happy to say that women today, while needing to overcome the symptoms of menstrual or premenstrual discomfort, they are unwilling to compromise their health to do that. They search for a natural solution that avoids drugs. Well, if you’ve read anything I have written you know that is what chiropractic care is about. Here is what I mean…..

Nerve impulses flow from your brain down your spinal cord within your spine. Pairs of nerve roots branch off from between each spinal bone. These nerves link your brain to every cell and organ inside your body and control and coordinate every function of your body. Because of the nerves’ close proximity to the moving bones of the spine, improper motion or position of spinal bones can irritate and compromise nerve function. This spinal misalignment is called a vertebral subluxation.

The spine, especially in the lower back, can impair nerves that direct and monitor the reproductive and hormonal systems. Women with undetected vertebral subluxations can suffer from a wide variety of female health problems including pelvic pain, PMS, incontinence, sexual dysfunctions and even infertility.

The way we determine if there is evidence of nerve compromise is through a series of neurological and orthopedic tests, as well as a manual spinal exam. We will also take x-rays if these initial tests suggest that there is a subluxation or any interference to the nervous system.

Some of the side effects that women may suffer with when proper nervous system regulation of the reproductive system is disturbed due to abnormal position of spinal bones are:

Over Activity: such as heavy bleeding or severe cramping

Under Activity: including missed periods or infertility.

Distorted Activity: cells that normally line the uterus, implant elsewhere causing bleeding, pain and reduced fertility.

The good news in this grim article is that Chiropractic Care can help!

As a Chiropractor, my job is to return the bones to their correct position. This allows the nervous system to function as it is designed to do. Restoring the nervous system will help relieve the debilitating symptoms of PMS and it will allow for better function of the entire reproductive system and the other systems too. And of course the side of effect of all that is….A Healthy You!

If you, or someone you love, are put out of commission every month, encourage her to come in for a thorough chiropractic examination.

I hope that helps some of our female Phoenixvillians…and perhaps some of the males.

– Dr. Jim Schaffer

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