Chiropractic Care for Infertility
Infertility is a common issue facing couples across the country. Approximately 7.4 million women in the United States struggle to get pregnant and stay pregnant. This can be an emotional roller coaster for many couples as they desire to start a family or add to their family. Infertility is not just limited to older women, as it used to be thought. Women of all ages and backgrounds may struggle to get pregnant. And it’s not just women, as men can also play a role in these issues. Women only contribute to about a third of infertility issues while men contribute to a third. Another third are due to problems in both the man and woman in the relationship. No matter why a couple is struggling with infertility, it can bring about feelings of frustration, sadness, and hopelessness. Many often wonder what they are doing wrong and what can be done to correct the problem. Sometimes there isn’t much that can be done to correct these issues, but chiropractic care from a Johns Creek chiropractor is an option to consider that can bring about huge improvements in a struggle with infertility.
What Causes Infertility?
The causes of infertility are different for everyone. For women, infertility can be related to ovulation problems, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, ovarian cysts, Fallopian tube or uterus concerns, scar tissue, inflammation, excess weight gain, or other health factors. Men, on the other hand, only have three possible causes of fertility problems: sperm transport disorder, gonad disorder, or pituitary disorder. In some instances, the most frustrating diagnosis can be one of “unknown causes” when medical professionals aren’t sure of the exact root cause of infertility.
Common Infertility Treatments
After having unprotected sex for at least a year, an infertility diagnosis can be made and different options can be considered for managing infertility. However, some of these options are both risky and expensive. For instance, hormone therapy can wreak havoc on the body and cause long lasting side effects that linger for years. In vitro fertilization is another option, but it can cost over $12,000 per cycle and only has a 30% success rate. Any type of surgery also has risks and often requires a lengthy recovery time. So what other options are left? Johns Creek chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja has helped many people achieve fertility success naturally with chiropractic care.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Infertility?
Dr. Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic focuses on improving the function of the central nervous system to improve the overall health and wellness of the body. Spinal misalignments can cause dysfunction in the body, including in the reproductive organs. Gentle chiropractic adjustments correct spinal misalignments so the body can work together at high levels of health once again. For many couples, chiropractic care addresses the root cause of nerve interference that is the source of their infertility problems. Case studies have shown that chiropractic care has helped many achieve the end result of getting pregnant and carrying a healthy pregnancy to term.
Not only is chiropractic care a great option for infertility, but it also has many benefits for the health of the whole body. If you struggle with getting or staying pregnant, Dr. Widjaja wants to help. Contact Phoenix Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.
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