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Women’s Health and Chiropractic

One of the major health concerns in Australia is Women’s Health, which is a vital part of societies overall health. Women face many different health issues that can put a severe strain on their everyday lives; affecting their work life balance, hobbies, home and family lives. Some of these issues can include:

PERIOD PAIN

A lot of women suffer from period pain in varying degrees. One of the most common forms of this is lower back pain. Misalignment in the lower back can also cause irritation in the nerves associated with the uterus, thus causing bad menstrual cramping. Chiropractic care can help to alleviate this pain, by removing obstructions in the nerve pathways to the lower back.

Evidence has shown that Chiropractic care might provide some relief from menstrual pain, with a long term benefit possibly being shorter and less painful menses.

PELVIC FLOOR WEAKNESS

Pelvic instability or misalignment can also cause weakness in the muscles of the pelvic floor. By removing these obstructions and creating stability in the pelvis you create stability in the pelvic floor muscles. This is incredibly important during and after pregnancy, as well as later in life.

PREGNANCY

Chiropractic care is recommended during pregnancy as it ensures proper nerve flow to the reproductive organs, as well as providing structural support to the expecting mum’s ever changing body. While some women can have a reasonably breezy pregnancy with little to no major issues, others may experience mild to severe back, hip or pelvic pain, headaches and/or migraines, nausea or acid reflux, and many more symptoms. Chiropractic care can be an important tool in managing these symptoms.

Even if you aren’t feeling any physical discomfort or pain, it is important to get you pelvis checked so that we can address any structural issues that may cause problems during labour.

HORMONE IMBALANCES

Hormonal imbalances can have a dramatic influence on your physical and psychological well-being. This can affect several areas relating to your total health especially in women, such as fatigue, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irregular periods and other related menstrual issues. Chiropractic care aims to put the body back to its natural and balanced state. Once this state has been restored, many symptoms of its previous imbalance may start to rectify.

Some patients have mentioned that Chiropractic treatment has been an effective technique for managing the various symptoms and side effects of hormonal imbalances.

CONCLUSION

Chiropractic care is a safe and natural approach to dealing with these issues. Chiropractic adjustments remove nerve interference, thus promoting whole body health. When the body is in balance, its natural functions can start to restore. As a result of this balance we have seen amazing results and improvement with women’s health issues.

THE STATS
  • Between 12-21% of women in Australia suffer from PCOS, which symptoms can include weight gain, excess hair, irregular or missed periods, and even some trouble conceiving.
  • Dysmenorrhoea (or painful periods) effect more than 70% of Australian women, with many reluctant to consult a doctor.
  • Around half of women who have had 1 or more children have reported some form of pelvic floor weakness, with some cases as extreme as pelvic organ collapse.
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