Menstrual Cramps & Chiropractic
When it comes to menstrual cramps, many of us have heard of all sorts of tips and tricks to relieve this pesky, and for some debilitating, aspect of the menstrual cycle. For example, some say that eating chocolate will help ease the pain. (This is partially true! But that is another story.) Stranger still, some say that cold food and bare feet increase the severity of cramps.
It is worth highlighting that women are faced with a lot of hurdles to achieving optimal sexual and reproductive health: misinformation, stigma, and even shame. At Pure Life Clinic, know that you will not be met with any of these troubling postures towards your most intimate health concerns. And when it comes to menstrual cramping, our chiropractors are equipped to help your body absolve this painful symptom.
Menstrual cramps are caused by muscle contractions in the uterus. Pelvic chiropractic adjustments decrease pelvic pressure, thus alleviating the intensity of cramps.
Lumbar spine adjustments are also particularly beneficial. The lumbar spine contains nerve roots that exit the spine and go to the uterus. When these nerve roots are inhibited in the spine, it makes cramps worse.
Aside from lumbar spine adjusting, Pure Life Clinic offers additional therapies to aid in the soothing of menstrual cramps. Heat being applied to the body can be a saving grace, as we all know. Our practitioners also utilize electrical stimulation to relax the muscles in the pelvic area.
Do not take your menstrual cramping as an unavoidable characteristic of your period. We take an innovative approach to your healing, in order to foster your body’s innate power. And the feminine reproductive system is certainly powerful and resilient! Contact our office to schedule with Dr. Lindsay Pelley or Dr. Jason Brown, or to examine your women’s health concerns with one of our practitioners, including Dr. Kadykalo or Sara Carbonneau, LAC.