Fertility and Chiropractic Care: A Natural Approach

– by Wendy Butler, D.C. BioVeda Health & Wellness Center of Albany, GA Thirty-five year old Tracy had tried everything: monitoring her cycles through body temperature, over-the-counter fertility predictors and finally, fertility-enhancing drugs and in vitro fertilization.  But after three years of trying, she still wasn’t pregnant. She began to think she was “too old” to have a family, though she was seemingly in great physical shape. Tracy is not alone.  Thousands of women go to fertility specialists each year.  “After fertility treatments fail many women are told ‘no’ [about having children] because of their age.”  But chiropractic may offer hope.  At least one recent study showed that, after receiving chiropractic care, previously infertile women were much more likely to become pregnant (Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2003).  And while reasons behind chiropractic’s success in treating infertility aren’t certain, there’s a number of possibilities why it may work. Proper alignment works in several ways to increase the likelihood of becoming and staying pregnant.  Chiefly, improper alignment of the cranial, spinal and  pelvic bones can hinder the nervous system, which controls a woman’s reproductive system, causing imbalances and hampering her ability to get and stay pregnant. Distortions of the sphenoid bone in the skull- which can result from passage through the birth canal or from accidents later in life- are particularly problematic, since misalignments there can affect the cranial nerve and pituitary gland.  The pituitary gland is the regulator of a number of hormones important to fertility, including the follicle-stimulating hormone, estrogen, and progesterone.  If any of these are out of balance, it can be very difficult to get pregnant. Like Tracy,...

Complete Chiropractic Care is Not Just for Back Pain Anymore!

– by Dr. Ray Nannis, BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Richardson, TX Japanese researchers have found home-based exercises to be more effective in the treatment of chronic low back pain than prescribed NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). While NSAIDs can reduce inflammation and pain, they are a form of passive care that fails to address functionality issues such as limited motion, muscular weakness and muscular imbalances, not to mention the many negative side effects associated with NSAID use. Home-based exercises are not only natural and far safer, they specifically address functional issues and deficiencies in a proactive manner. And thus, it goes to reason that both men and women (mean age of approx. 42 years) who participated in the home-based exercises versus the NSAIDs during the 12-month study experienced more significant improvements in both reported low back pain and overall disability. If you’re not sure of what type of home-based exercises you should be doing, consider visiting a Chiropractor for guidance. Of course we think of visiting a Chiropractor when we have an injury or pain in our lower back or neck. We also tend to think of them following an automobile accident. While these are all great reasons to schedule your visit with a Chiropractor, there are also many other reasons we should be considering Chiropractic care.  Every practitioner is different and specializes in different types of treatment options. There are many reasons to visit a Chiropractor aside from spinal related items; however I want to share just a few of them with you. Fertility– That’s right. Fertility. When trying to conceive a child there are many things...

5 reasons to visit a Chiropractor

By: Dr. Ray Nannis, A BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Richardson Of course we think of visiting a Chiropractor when we have an injury or pain in our lower back or neck. We also tend to think of them following an automobile accident. While these are all great reasons to schedule your visit with a Chiropractor, there are also many other reasons we should be considering chiropractic care. Every Chiropractor is different and specializes in different types of treatment options. There are many reasons to visit a Chiropractor aside from spinal related items; however I want to share just a few of them with you. Fertility– That’s right. Fertility. When trying to conceive a child there are many things you need to focus on to allow your body. If you prefer a more natural, holistic way to help your body become pregnant, than ask around and find out if your local Chiropractor specializes in Fertility. If he/she doesn’t they would be happy to refer to you to a Chiropractor who does. Head, Shoulders, Knees and toes. We should remember that issues with shoulders, knees, hips and basically all moveable joints can be treated by your Chiropractor. If you are living with pain or numbness in any of your joints, please discuss them with your Chiropractor. Weight loss– Many Chiropractors have received training on weight loss programs and can assist you with meeting your weight loss goals. By developing a custom training program and discussing nutrition, your Chiropractor can help you with safe weight loss and help you learn better habits. Quit smoking– Ready to give up the ghost...

Chiropractic Care Can Aid Conception

-by Dr. Ray Nannis, A BioVeda Health and Wellness Center in Richardson Wednesday, March 31, 2010. A study authored by Dr. Madeline Behrendt – Chairwoman of the World Chiropractic Alliance Council on Woman’s Health – links chiropractic care and the ability of previously infertile woman to conceive a baby and carry the fetus full term. Behrendt’s work, entitled: Insult, Interference and Infertility: An Overview of Chiropractic Research, was published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. The study tracked 15 women, ages 22-65, who had a history of fertility problems – some for as long as nine years. Eight of the women had previously undergone unsuccessful fertility treatments. These 15 woman entered chiropractic care. “Each was determined to close the gap between how her body was designed to function and the reality of how her body was functioning,” stated Dr. Behrendt. The results were incredible. 14 of the 15 women became pregnant following the start of chiropractic adjustments. The 65-year old woman had ceased having a menstrual cycle at age 18 following a traumatic fall. Then, nearly five decades later – and little more than a month after starting chiropractic care – her cycles resumed. Although she did not get pregnant, she was advised to use birth control. “Some of the case studies are remarkable,” noted Dr. Ray Nannis, a Richardson-based chiropractor. A 32 year-old woman described in the study, had no menstrual cycle for 12 years. She had attempted multiple fertility treatments with no success. After two months of chiropractic care – with attention to the lumbar regions – menstruation started. And, after four cycles, unassisted pregnancy occurred. “I’m not...

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