Infertility and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care and infertilityChiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without drugs or surgery. It involves the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints of the body, especially of the spine, thus reducing spinal nerve stress and therefore promoting health.

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Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Women with Infertility Issues?

Chiropractic care is a safe and natural approach to enhancing the body’s ability to function properly. This is accomplished through enhancing the function of the Master Control System of the body, the nervous system.

There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.  All chiropractors are licensed to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine matter for most chiropractors.

Some chiropractors take special interest in prenatal and postpartum care and seek additional training in these areas. The following designations refer to chiropractors who have taken advanced steps in working with infertility and pregnancy wellness:

  • DACCP – Diplomate with ICPA reflecting highest level of advanced training
  • CACCP – Certified with the ICPA reflecting advanced training
  • Member of ICPA reflecting special interest
  • Webster Certified – trained to specifically work with breech positions
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Chiropractors with additional training have expanded their knowledge of fertility and maternity issues enabling them to make recommendations regarding the best possible natural approaches to help resolve infertility issues.

How does Chiropractic Care benefit women with fertility issues?

You body is an amazing creation that can accomplish numerous miraculous tasks including creating new life. These miraculous tasks are accomplished under the direction of the nervous system. The nervous system is the master communication system of the entire body.

In many cases, fertility issues may be associated with improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, high stress and poor lifestyle habits.  Chiropractors are nervous system specialists and reducing interference in the nervous system is their primary goal. Keeping the spine properly aligned, clearing the nervous system of excessive interference, and counseling patients in nutrition, exercise and changes to lifestyle, make the chiropractor one of your best options to help your body function in harmony with the way it was designed.

Also note that chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with other accepted approaches to resolving infertility concerns and can greatly improve the chances of successful medical procedures such as IVF.

Is Chiropractic Care Expensive?

Chiropractic care is a cost-effective approach to improving health and well-being. With the cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per attempt, chiropractic care has the potential of saving patients a large amount of money by helping them avoid the need for IVF entirely, or by reducing the number of IVF attempts needed to achieve conception.

Talking with your Health Care Provider about Chiropractic Care:

As more women desire the benefits of chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, increasing numbers of health care providers are seeking trained doctors of chiropractic in their communities to whom they can refer their pregnant patients. Those interested, should discuss the option of chiropractic care with their health care provider. Providers who are not yet familiar with chiropractic care in pregnancy should be encouraged to learn more about its many benefits. In any case, it is important to search out options that support your body’s natural abilities to function and to identify a team of providers who are respectful of your choices.

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Last Updated: 02/2014

Compiled using information from the following sources:

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, http://www.icpa4kids.org/