Believe it or not, I constantly get this question from my young female patients.
Now, they typically come into my office for back and neck pain, but when they get into a consultation room, and the patient opens up about the myriad of other symptoms that they’ve been experiencing, that is when I get this question.
“Doctor, I haven’t been able to conceive. Do you think getting treatment from you will help me?”
There it is. All the time I hear this from would-be mothers.
So, I would NEVER tell a patient that getting chiropractic care will fix their problems with inability to conceive.
HOWEVER, I do believe that INFLAMMATION in the specific NERVES that feed the reproductive organs is not good, and may CONTRIBUTE to a hostile environment to carry a child in.
The same nerves (in many cases) that are responsible for BACK PAIN and LEG PAIN also have branches that control the reproductive organs and bladder.
Therefore, IF a woman has back pain or leg pain, I may question them about problems with pregnancies, difficulty with conception, painful intercourse, bladder problems, etc….
Many times that same patient with back pain will also be experiencing these other issues.
Once that patient starts treatment and then the inflammation in their bodies is reduced, in some cases, yes, I have seen patients successfully conceive.
But, I of course, would never promise or tell a patient that getting chiropractic care will make them conceive!!
So, to sum up, inflammation is never a good thing. Removing said inflammation helps normalize MANY body processes, not just reduce pain.
So there’s the answer.
Yours in health,
Dr. Steve Lininger