While many couples struggle to get pregnant, it is not considered medical infertility until a couple has spent one year actively trying without a viable pregnancy. Medical options are usually less than ideal, and they don’t always work. If you’re struggling with infertility, check out three ways that Rochester Hills chiropractic can help you.
It Can Help Pinpoint the Cause
For men, only three things are known to cause infertility: a sperm transport problem, a gonad disorder, or a hypothalamic or pituitary disorder. The first two issues originate in the genital area, while the third occurs in the brain. The nerves from the genitals run through the lumbar spine and the nerves from the pituitary and hypothalamic glands run through the cervical spine. A chiropractor can utilize thermal imaging and/or X-rays to determine where a man has a subluxation, and that can give them an idea of what is causing infertility.
For women, there are multiple possible causes for infertility, including ovulation issues (cysts, hormonal imbalances), thyroid problems, being overweight, uterine polyps, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, and more. The same idea mentioned above is relevant to women’s infertility issues. Different issues are linked to subluxations in different parts of the spine, so upon examination of the spine, a chiropractor will have a better idea of what type of problem is causing infertility.
It Can Balance Hormones
Hormonal imbalance can cause a whole mess of problems in anyone, and it is often cited as the reason for infertility in both men and women. All the nerves that control your hormone production and usage run through your spine and are controlled by your brain. When there is an interference in those nerve communications, such as a misalignment in your spine, it causes disruption in the proper function of those hormones. Chiropractic care can correct that.
It Can Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy
Sometimes, a woman’s body isn’t “ready” to be pregnant, even though things seem to be functioning properly. This can result in a complete lack of conception or miscarriage. When a woman is under chiropractic care, not only will her ovulation regulate, but the rest of her reproductive system will be more prepared to conceive and carry a baby to full-term.
Additionally, a woman’s body has to grow and change to make room for a baby, and chiropractic care can help the ligaments and organs expand properly to allow for a more comfortable and easy transition during pregnancy.
If you are struggling with infertility, know that you have options. Even if a medical doctor has told you that you absolutely must have surgery or in vitro, or if you’ve been told you can never have children naturally, don’t give up hope. Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Thomas and Dr. Brendan can help. Give them a call at Vitality Precision Chiropractic today!