George's Chiropractic Health Center

Keeping you connected with Chiropractic.

Crimp or Cramps?

Leave a comment

Can Chiropractic Put a Crimp in those Cramps?

A lot of women experience them ~ those painful once-a-month cramps that leave them doubled over in pain and calling in sick to work. In fact, it is estimated that more than 100 million employee work hours are lost each year in the US due to menstrual cramps (primary dysmenorrhea); that translates to a loss of more that one billion dollars annually to employers.  

CrampsMany chiropractors believe that women who experience painful menstrual cramps are likely to suffer from spinal problems, such as back pain, as well. They suggest a causal relationship between subluxations (nerve interferences) in the spine and lower back, and specific gynecological problems such as cramps. This would certainly explain why many women who see their chiropractor for treatment of their lower back pain report a subsequent lessening in the severity of their menstrual cramps.

Although standard over-the-counter drug treatments (analgesics) are effective in relieving the symptoms associated with menstrual cramps, side effects, such as stomach ulcers and abdominal pain, pose potential health hazards that are far worse than the pain of menstrual cramps.

Chiropractic care can help lessen the severity of menstrual cramps.

 

 

   

Advertisements

Author: George's Chiropractic Health Center

We believe that health is among our most valuable possessions and our approach to health is simple. Provide the benefits of good health and better quality of life through Chiropractic care to all, in an ethical, moral, and professional environment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s