Chiropractor Helps with Menstrual Problems

Chiropractor's Thought for the Week: Menstrual Problems Helped With Chiropractic. On May 23, 2011, a case study appeared in the scientific periodical, The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, documenting the case of a 21-year-old woman who had not had a menstrual cycle in 5 years and was helped by chiropractic care. In this case, a woman with a history of amenorrhea suffered from back pain and went to a chiropractor. Amenorrhea is described as an absence of a menstrual cycle for more than three months. The patient in this case started to have menstrual cycles at the early age of 7. Her medical doctor treated her with Lupron injections, a drug used to stop menstrual cycles and the onset of puberty. At the age of 9, her medical doctor discontinued the treatment, believing that the girl was old enough to start menstruation. Upon seeking help for her back pain as an adult, a chiropractor performed an examination consisting of a postural evaluation, static and motion palpation, thermography and surface electromyography. The chiropractor determined that subluxations were present and initiated care, which consisted of regular specific adjustments to correct the subluxations. As care progressed, the woman reported experiencing better posture, more energy and an improvement in overall health. Approximately 12 weeks into care, the patient reported the start of her menstrual cycle for the first time in 5 years. Further examinations continued to show improvement to the woman's overall health. She reported a loss in weight and the continuation of normal menstrual cycles. In their conclusion, the authors of the study discuss how subluxations can have a detrimental effect on body functions, including reproduction. They stated, "This case, as well as the reviewed literature, shows that chiropractic may play a beneficial role in reproductive health."

My name is Dr. J. Zimmerman and I am a chiropractor.  I have been in practice for 27 years.  My chiropractic practice uses many different chiropractic techniques to improve bodily function and restore health. My chiropractic office is located in Galloway Township (the Smithville section) of Atlantic County, NJ.  You can contact me for more chiropractic information at Health First Chiropractic Clinics,  609-652-6363




Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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