Painful periods are an all too common problem for many women. There are varying degrees of cramps; from mildly annoying to downright crippling. Some women even experience other symptoms in addition to pain—symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and extreme fatigue. The truth is that there can be many causes behind painful periods, and some of those reasons can be far more complex than you would even begin to think. But what can you do about it?
One of the best things to do—and most people would think that this would actually make it worse—is to keep moving! Fascinatingly enough, the sensation of movement, (or in doctor terms: proprioception) actually trumps pain! As an example: when you hit your elbow on something hard, your automatic response is to move and even rub the area around the injury. The same concept applies to painful periods. Rest is important, but movement is life. At home, you can perform moderate exercises and stretches specifically designed to target the affected areas to not only to relieve the pain from periods, but also strengthen and reinforce the area to make future periods less painful.
Aside from what you do at home, even more powerful remedies exist! And that’s where Chiropractic care comes in. At Progressive Chiropractic here in Gilbert AZ, you can take control and address your issue with our help! By taking the initiative, you can remove interference from your body and relieve your menstrual pain!
Specific Exercises for Period Pains
Dr. Jaclyn will guide you and teach you the most effective exercises, stretches, and therapies specifically designed for your individual needs to help alleviate your menstrual pains. One of her absolute favorites is: the bridge!
Supplements and Nutritional Advice
Everything that goes into your body has an effect! And you can bet that your diet (and what your diet is missing) is having an effect on your periods. On of the primary foods to absolutely avoid in the days leading up to and during your period is dairy. Dairy is one of the most inflammatory food groups out there, and must be avoided before and during your period! With her extensive knowledge, Dr. Jaclyn can help you make the right choices for your dietary health.
When your pelvis and lumbar spine are out of alignment that absolutely contributes to the inflammation happening during your periods. When the body is inflamed, it is more sensitive and more receptive to pain. And on top of that, when your spine is not aligned, your nerves cannot communicate with or properly control your sexual organs, leading to missed or mixed messages, making your periods all the more difficult and painful. As a Chiropractor, and as a woman, Dr. Jaclyn knows that the specific Chiropractic adjustment can make a tremendous difference when it comes to painful periods.
Dr. Jaclyn helps women with painful periods every day--if your time of the month is difficult and painful for you, don't suffer alone through one more cycle!