It has been about seven weeks since I started on a series of chiropractic adjustments. Initially I wanted to address the lingering pain I was experiencing in my lower back and neck.
While this has helped my back and neck, I’ve benefited even more so in regards to my menstrual cycle. As I mentioned in a previous post, I discovered the connection between the nerves in your lower back and your reproductive organs.
I wanted to follow up on my progress since overall I have experienced quite a bit of positive results.
Normalized Menstrual Cycle
The biggest change that I’ve noticed is with the normalization of my menstrual cycle. I’m able to tell this since I’ve been charting my menstrual cycle for a few years now.
(Learn how to chart yours too here).
Things have been wonky since I miscarried about a year and a half ago. My charts have not shown a clear ovulation and my temperatures in my luteal phase have been all over the place.
Since I started charting my luteal phase has been notoriously short – on average only 10-11 days.
Chiropractic care has changed all of this! I’ve made it through two cycles and my charts are much improved…
- I’ve had clear ovulations.
- My temperatures in my luteal phase have remained above the cover line.
- My luteal phase has extended to 13 days!
I’ve read stories of women who have had their missing periods reappear after doing chiropractic and ladies who’ve struggle to get pregnant who are finally able to.
On the Positive Side?
My last period was very mild and the flow was normal. This month I’ve had little PMS symptoms and very limited cramping.
I’m away from home at the moment in preparation for the worldwide EndoMarch festivities this weekend and am dealing with flow’s arrival. I’m happy to report that my symptoms again, are mild, which is a great relief 🙂
I’m owing all of this up to the chiropractic care that I’ve had done. Who knew?
Have you had similar results? Would love to hear from you…
I’m really happy for you. I have considered chiropractic treatment but the trick is to find someone good. I heard of another woman who had excellent results from chiropractic but it took her several months to see a change. She was told it’s all about increasing blood flow to the area.
I went to an osteopath last week for a recurring problem with misalignment. 2 days later I put my back out in the area she had been working on and…my period arrived a whole week early with dark brown blood! Not good. This post has made me think I will now try to find a chiropractor.
I hope you have a great time at the march and continue to experience positive results. x
Thanks CB. I was skeptical about the chiropractic at first since I have seen some not so great ones on the past. I’ve been surprised that it’s made such a positive impact. I hope you find someone good.
I did enjoy the march 🙂
I’ve also been having an issue with my menstrual cycles. My periods are usually very heavy on certain months, but I barely spot during other months. It doesn’t quite make sense to me, so I’ve been trying to find a solution. I think it’s great that you were able to get your menstrual cycles back on track with chiropractic care. It seems like having a healthy spine can help with other aspects of physical health, even menstrual health since improving the connection in the nerves in your lower back can help with how your brain balances your hormones and other functions in the reproductive system. I suppose doing something to improve my spine health would a good way to go to help normalize my menstrual cycles.
Stretching keeps the pelvis as well as lumbar muscles and ligaments pliable thus allowing joints to move more freely and less susceptible to pain. Also stretch psoas and piriformis muscles as these muscles place stress on the spine from the inside causing lumbar region to contract – these are often neglected lower back muscles.
Excellent advice. Thank you.