How Chiropractic Care Can Address Infertility
While infertility can occur for a variety of reasons and in many forms, infertility is officially recognized as a couple’s inability to achieve and maintain a pregnancy after a year of actively trying. There are a number of medical options to assist in these cases, which can range from minimally invasive to extremely invasive and expensive procedures. What many couples may not know is that visiting a Marietta chiropractor may be an effective step to address infertility, as it provides three incredible and important benefits.
The process of fertility involves a large number of hormones, from both the father and the mother. When these hormones aren’t balanced properly, it can cause numerous problems with conception and gestation. These hormones are controlled by the nerves that run through the spine, linking to the brain through the central nervous system. An interference in this communication channel can have many impacts on the body, including a disruption of these hormones’ function that leads to fertility issues.
By realigning the spine and allowing the nervous system to resume proper communication, a chiropractic adjustment may correct hormonal imbalances and improve chances of becoming pregnant.
Understanding the Cause
For men, there are only three known reasons for infertility: a gonad transport problem, a sperm transport problem, or a hypothalamic or pituitary disorder. While the first two issues are rooted in the genitals, the latter relies on nerves from the genitals that run through the spine. By using thermal imaging to determine the location of a spinal disruption and addressing it, a chiropractor may be able to identify if this is the cause of infertility or not.
When it comes to women, there is a large range of reasons for infertility, ranging from ovulation issues, to thyroid problems, and also including various diseases of the reproductive organs, polyps, and more. Depending on what type of spinal issues appear on imaging, a chiropractor may be able to help determine what areas of the body need attention and can begin to determine possible causes for infertility.
Preparing for Pregnancy
In some cases, a woman with no known fertility issues may still be unable to get pregnant. If the body is not ready to grow and change to accommodate a baby, or her reproductive system is not working as expected, there may be some internal resistance to pregnancy that holds up the process. By focusing on ligament and muscle relaxation, chiropractic care can help the body prepare to open up as needed for a baby. Chiropractic care is also known to regulate ovulation and other reproductive processes in a way that may encourage pregnancy.
If you are struggling to get pregnant, you are not alone—but know that there are options for you. Drs. Amber and Steve Landry of United Chiropractic can perform a full evaluation of your spine and start you on a care plan of chiropractic adjustments that help you to understand and improve your fertility. Even if past medical interventions haven’t worked for you, chiropractic can. Schedule a consultation with United Chiropractic in Marietta today to explore how chiropractic care may help you grow your family.