Can Chiropractic care help with infertility?
The answer is yes, and here’s why. The nerves that regulate and control the reproductive system exit from the spine. If there is any type of distortion or interference in those nerves that keeps them from working properly, infertility may result. A chiropractor can remove that interference through adjusting the spine, and the body has the capacity to heal itself. And then…miracles actually can happen! The misalignment is called subluxations, and may be preventing the messages from the nerves getting to the reproductive organs and allowing them to work properly. The adjustments removed interference to her nervous system and allow your body to function optimally.
Dr. Frank Painter an expert in infertility and Chiropractic, explains that the roots of the study and the idea behind chiropractic as help for infertility lie in good science.
“Peristaltic motion is a term that describes muscular function controlled by our autonomous nervous system,” he says. “If you look at where the uterus is, an egg has to go down a little tube and is propelled via peristaltic motion. If it happens to be fertilized but there is insufficient peristaltic motion, it cannot be delivered to the uterus.” He goes on to say, “This is a heck of a lot less expensive and less traumatic than most fertility treatments,” she says. “There’s no reason a woman can’t try getting her body to work properly before she tries medical intervention.”
Our bodies are incredible and because of the neurologic wiring of the body, nerves pass from the spine and pelvis and go to reproductive organs, the lack of movement of joints of the spine and/or pelvis (hips) and/or skull can cause disturbances in hormonal balance. The body can only tell us via the muscles, which have similar nerve supply as the organs, that there is a problem when no disease is present So, we need to understand that fertility is the result of a extremely complicated symphony of hormonal functions of several glands in the body, including the pituitary, ovaries, adrenal and thyroid, working without nerve interference through Chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is a safe and economical alternative to traditional medicine and a focus on whole body wellness. While chiropractic care does not treat infertility; it does help to establish a healthy connection via the chemical messengers (hormones) in the body. These treatments can be applied prior to and during conventional options such as IVF. Chiropractors can also order lab results to determine if there are hormonal imbalances present. These imbalances may be subtle or may not have any symptoms associated with them so it’s a good idea to get a check up before trying to conceive. Afterwards, lifestyle and dietary recommendations will be made to optimize fertility.
Chiropractic care creates space in the pelvis for baby to have room to grow and move. In addition, chiropractic care while trying to conceive is helpful because if the organs, especially the uterus, are not properly aligned, hormones and mechanics can be affected. Again, chiropractic works on restoring optimal function to the nervous system so your reproductive hormones can function without interference.
Chiropractors can realign the spine and restore proper communication between the body and the brain. They are also able to give you advice on lifestyle factors that may be affecting your fertility. Nerves to the reproductive organs connect with the spine, so it stands to reason that any damage there could impact fertility. Chiropractic care is an affordable, non-invasive step to consider if you are suffering from infertility or have trouble conceiving.
By- Dr. Christian Price & Kerri Price