Premenstrual Syndrome is a collection of symptoms often associated with the emotional and physical ongoing connections a female experiences before and during her menstrual cycle.
Symptoms can include tender breast, fatigue, bloating, depression, mood swings, and irritability. The body may crave foods it usually doesn’t.
How Chiropractic Can Help PMS Symptoms
When a woman’s reproductive system is altered by misalignment of the bones that make up the spine, PMS symptoms can be more severely triggered. Nerves that exit the lower back are responsible for lower abdomen tissue regulation. When these nerves are not working correctly, they impair the nerves that direct and monitor the systems that control bodily functions, such as the reproductive and hormonal systems. Alleviating any pressure or irritation to these nerves can be, through alignment of the spine, a great help for women during her monthly cycle. Don’t let symptoms get out of control – let us help you with the proper assessment and care!
As a pregnancy develops, stress is increasingly placed on the body, causing incredible discomfort for some women. A woman’s center of gravity immediately begins to shift forward during pregnancy. Although a woman’s posterior section of the pelvis has the capacity and depth enabling her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases stress on her joints. As the baby gets bigger, a woman’s weight continues to project forward, curving more her lower back and placing extra stress on the spinal discs.
Towards the end of the pregnancy, the sciatic nerve may be irritated when the baby’s head begins pressing down on a woman’s back, legs, and buttocks.
How Chiropractic Can Help Pregnancy
Before pregnancy, a visit to the chiropractor can detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere that may contribute to pregnancy discomfort. During pregnancy, chiropractic care can control symptoms of nausea, relieve back, neck or joint pain and even prevent a potential cesarean delivery. Research has also found that chiropractic adjustments can provide relief from low-back pain, muscle tensions, headaches and shoulder problems in pregnant women.
During birth, chiropractors can help assure optimum biomechanics in the hips and spine- reducing labor complications. Adjusting your body during pregnancy will avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen, overall reduction of undue stress to the uterus and to the supporting ligaments. Establishing pelvic balance has been shown to allow the best positioning for the fetus, therefore easing the delivery process.
Even after childbirth, in the weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy can begin to tighten up again with the help of chiropractic care.
Generally when we feel overwhelmed or overloaded with tasks, we use the term “stress.” Stress is essentially the feeling of pressure. Anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our wellbeing is a stress, and “stressors” are agents or catalysts that cause the stress to occur. Symptoms usually include rise in blood pressure or heart rate, rapid breathing, muscle tension, and anxiety, among others.
Warning signs and symptoms of stress include memory problems, inability to concentrate, moodiness and irritability, agitation, depression, aches and pains, loss of sex drive, eating more or less, sleeping too much or too little, isolating oneself, among others.
How Chiropractic Can Help with Stress
On a simple level, the spinal joints and surrounding muscles are strongly affected by stress. Neck muscles and joints are also affected, resulting many times in strong headaches. Chiropractic care helps eliminate spinal and muscular problems by removing any interference – allowing the body to heal itself properly and thus helping the way our bodies individually react to stress.
Applying pressure to manipulate your spinal cord has instantly made patients feel better. Chiropractors are also trained in nutritional and other therapies for stress. Combining various factors of chiropractic (adjustments and the appropriate diet and exercise regimen) is sure to help keep your body free from the physical reactions of stress.