9% of the population has infertility issues, which doesn’t sound like much but if you are part of that 9%, it can feel very big. But how can chiropractic care help with fertility issues? Chiropractors help their patients with overall health issues, even fertility. However, it takes two to conceive, so it’s important to know that the following information applies to both men and women.

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Causes Of Infertility

There is a wide variety of reasons why someone may be infertile. These include poor nutrition, high-stress levels, and nervous system problems. Conceiving a baby is considered high stress on the body. Your body knows that if you conceive, your body will have to grow a tiny human for the next nine months. However, your body is smart and it can perceive stress as a threat to the fetus or the mother, and it won’t conceive. It is as if your body had a fight mechanism. Have you ever heard of couples conceiving after they were told they couldn’t? When the pressure is off, then it happens.

The Most Common Treatment

A common treatment for infertility is IVP (in vitro fertilization). How it works is that the egg gets fertilized outside of the body and then implanted into a uterus. Unfortunately, it doesn’t succeed often with just one try. Hormone injections are involved as well as other drugs that women have to take for months. The cost is about $10,000 each time you attempt it.

Many people have great success with this treatment. However, it’s important you know that when your body goes through a process like this and you alter its nature, there can be a lot of abnormalities that can happen. There can also be a lot of side effects of the hormone injections, such as:

  • Mood swings
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Bloating
  • Much more

These symptoms can be perceived by your body as stress, so it can deter further from conception.

Chiropractic Treatment

So you might be wondering if there are any people that actually go to see a chiropractor for fertility issues. The answer is yes, but also no. Many people seek chiropractic care for overall health purposes but don’t know the effect it has on their bodies.

Chiropractic doesn’t cure infertility. However, it can help reduce stress and any interference found in your body. Especially your nervous system. Chiropractic care promotes health from within. Your chiropractor may encourage healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle as well as guides to decrease stress. These factors can have a direct effect on a person’s ability to conceive.

By getting regular chiropractic treatment you improve your breathing, your digestion, and your blood vessel dilation. These are all positive effects that can help a fertilized egg move into fallopian tubes.

Additionally, if your pelvis is twisted, it can put pressure on your reproductive organs and stress them. 

It is important to know that if a couple struggles with infertility, both men and women need to get adjusted. In around 40% of couples struggling with infertility, men are partly or the only contributing factor to the problem. For most chiropractors, wellness for couples is a routine matter if they’re struggling with infertility. 

Chiropractic Care For Infertility

If you and your partner are among these struggling couples, don’t hesitate to try chiropractic care. Our Mauricio Chiropractic team will evaluate you and create a wellness plan to deal with stressors. Schedule an appointment today here and get started!