Dysmenorrhea – How chiropractic can help with painful periods.
Many women dread that “time of the month.” The most common symptoms women experience are moderate to severe lower abdominal cramping accompanied by lower back pain either before or during menstruation. There is a very specific chiropractic protocol that can be done to help provide significant relief of these symptoms. For the treatments to be most effective, they need to be given either the day before and the first day of menstruation, OR day one and day two of menstruation. The treatments involve a full spine adjustment along with additional techniques to the tailbone and lower back musculature. Scheduling these treatments around the days mentioned above for 3-6 consistent months have helped many women (including myself) diminish, if not completely relieve, the intensity of the symptoms experienced.