Women are amazing. Without them, we would not exist for long. However, their lives are often coupled with pain, fatigue and mood swings when it is “that time of the month.” The level of pain and suffering varies in women regardless of their lifestyle, physical exercise or diet. While some feel normal, others get painful periods during menstruation to the point that they cannot withstand it.
Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, have seen many women turn to over-the-counter medication to cope up with the pain. Others opt for birth control prescriptions that help relieve such painful experience. Like any other prescriptions, such medicine could lead to side effects. The good news is that you can say goodbye to menstrual pains without using any drugs. How, you ask? Here is a look at chiropractic techniques used by Back and Body NYC that help relieve period cramps.
Chiropractic techniques have been, for long, used to alleviate lower back pain. What you may not know is that a visit to the chiropractors could ease, if not eliminate, the pain during menstruation. The most common chiropractic techniques practiced include:
Drop Table Technique
Being one of the newest chiropractic techniques, the drop table technique, also known as the Thompson technique, has not been widely used among chiropractors yet. In this approach, chiropractors use a special chiropractic table with lift and drop sections. The sections are lifted and dropped when a thrust is applied.
The technique uses a combination of gravity from the drop and manual adjustments. The drop table technique, unlike the other chiropractic techniques that involve twisting positions, provides lighter adjustment to your lumbosacral area.
Spinal alignment is one of the most common and effective chiropractic techniques. The best part is that it comes in handy not only during menstruation but also while dealing with menopause. The ideal time for visiting your chiropractor for a spinal alignment is the day before the menstruation begins and on the first day.
Did you know that your sexual organs need nerves? Well, if your vertebrae are misaligned, communication with the nervous system is affected, and you will have insufficient nerves resulting in increased menstrual cramps. Owing to its efficiency, vertebral subluxation is the most used chiropractic technique.
The menstrual cycle involves a never-ending series of cravings, mood swings, and menstrual cramps. However, with the help of a chiropractor, you can manage the suffering using a technique that best suits you.
The frequency of visiting your chiropractor depends on how you are responding to the treatment as well as on your personal preference. Even without the menstrual pains, you can still make an appointment with your chiropractor as the techniques come in handy in other instances such as when you are injured.
A visit to the chiropractor may not be the first thing that pops in your mind when you are in pain. The thought is especially driven out by the fear of pain on the chiropractor’s table. However, given the ease and efficiency of chiropractic techniques and the fact that there are no side effects, you should make it your go-to approach. It is a holistic approach that will alleviate the pain and leave you fresh all throughout.