Many women turn to chiropractic care to help reduce many symptoms associated with PMS. Chiropractic care cannot fully eliminate PMS symptoms, but it is known to significantly reduce the effects of hormonal changes and is a safe, affordable, and natural way to decrease symptoms without the side effects of prescription drugs.
What is PMS?
PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, consists of many symptoms including, headache, depression, irritability, mood swings, fatigue, pain in the back and abdomen area, and food cravings. Some women experience a difference in their appetite, skin, and digestion during this time. Premenstrual syndrome is most noticeable in the days leading up to a women’s monthly menstrual cycle.
The severity of PMS symptoms can range from mild to severe, sometimes disabling and some symptoms can be made worse from stress, diet or decreased serotonin levels. Many women - about 90 percent – suffer from premenstrual syndrome during the childbearing years, but only about 20 percent suffer from disabling symptoms.
Can Chiropractic Care Help PMS?
Our chiropractors make adjustments to the Lumbar Spine and sacrum. This is the lower part of the back. These parts of the spine affect the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems – these regulate hormones. The nerves in the lower back are responsible for regulating the tissues in the lower abdomen. And can impair nerves that oversee the reproductive and hormonal systems.
When chiropractic care is applied, it can help alleviate pressure and irritation in the area. This could result in a decline of bloating, back pain, loss of energy and cramping. Premenstrual syndrome can be managed with the proper care. Our chiropractors will use spine manipulation, which is using the hands to put pressure on certain parts of the back bone. Soft tissue therapy is also a very common form of chiropractic care for women suffering with pain associated with this syndrome.
These light abdominal massages can increase the lymph flow and blood circulation. Certain techniques will result in decreased fluid retention in the muscles, tissues and joints. Receiving proper chiropractic care can aid in elimination of toxins and calm the nervous system. The psychological benefits of chiropractic care are as helpful as the physical benefits - decreased depression, anxiety, stress and mood swings.
If you are looking for a safe, drug and surgery free way to relieve PMS symptoms call Suncoast Integrative Healthcare today at (727) 519-3757. Our chiropractors will be happy to assist you in relieving PMS symptoms you may be experiencing and get you back to the best quality of life!