Normally when we think of a chiropractor, we think about neck pain and back pain. But chiropractic care can help manage PCOS symptoms. If you have PCOS(polycystic ovary syndrome), you know how complicated and complex disorder it can be. Approximately 1 out of every 10 women are affected by PCOS which causes hormonal imbalances that affect overall health and wellness of women. There are many ways to manage PCOS symptoms and chiropractic care is a natural solution to promote health and wellness as well as addressing the symptoms of PCOS.
There are many factors that contribute to PCOS like genetic traits, high levels of insulin, or high levels of androgen (male hormones). Regardless of the cause, PCOS can greatly affect your quality of life and can lead to difficult and frustrating symptoms. Symptoms of PCOS can affect your physical and mental and emotional health. Common symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, mood changes, facial hair, and headaches. One of the biggest concerns among women with PCOS is infertility. Many women notice signs and symptoms around the time of puberty but can also develop later in life. Some health conditions that have been associated with PCOS include anxiety, sleep apnea, low blood pressure, and depression. There are other ways to manage PCOS like eating right, exercising and getting nutrients and vitamins that the body needs, but it may not completely alleviate the symptoms. Chiropractic care can get to the root cause of PCOS and be a key component in healing and relief of the symptoms of PCOS.
Chiropractic care can play an important role in the function of the nervous systems. If we have misalignments in our spine, it can lead to nerve interference, interfering with the communication throughout the body and further contributing to PCOS symptoms. A case study of a 30-year-old woman presented with PCOS, ulcerative colitis (UC), neck pain, and infertility issues. After 14 visits of chiropractic care, she found relief from her UC, she resumed regular menstruation after 8 years of irregular cycles and even became pregnant!
If you or someone you love suffers from PCOS, there is hope. Schedule a consultation today and take the steps to improving your overall health and wellness.
Wells, B. “Alleviating Symptoms of PCOS with Chiropractic Care.” https://pcosdiva.com/2018/10/pcos-chiropractic-care/
Kent Metzger, Dana. “Resolution of Infertility in a Patient with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, and Ulcerative Colitis Following Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of Literature.” Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health. 2016.4 (2016): 68-74. http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/infertility-for-a-patient-with-polycycstic-ovarian-syndrome-resolves-after-adjustments.html