Neurospinal correction can help pregnant women feel more comfortable during the changes of prenatal development. There is also a role for neurospinal correction in conception and fertility. About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A basic IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment averages $17,000 with a success rate of less than one third.
There are several reasons that the correction of neurospinal dysfunction may help to support healthy fertility and pregnancy. First of all, the uterus and the ovaries are directly innervated by the T12 nerve roots, while the cervix and structures below it are innervated by the S2 nerve roots.
In addition to the direct influence the neurospinal system displays, it also controls the distribution of hormones to reproductive structures through the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. The hypothalamus regulates the secretion of Gonadotropin-releasing hormone. This in turn determines the relative amounts of follicle stimulating hormone and leuteinizing hormone that the pituitary gland secretes.
Correction of neurospinal dysfunction can result in easier pregnancy, significantly decreased mean labor time, and restoring new mothers back to prepartum health and mobility. In one study, women receiving neurospinal dysfunction correction through their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor times than the group not receiving correction, and multiparous subjects reported 39% shorter labor times. Thirty-nine percent: that’s a massive difference.
Whether you are experiencing back pain, sciatic pain, or simply want to optimize your childbirth experience, we are here to help you. Our office uses gentle approaches to addressing neurospinal dysfunction. Assessments and treatments are performed with the mother’s comfort and the baby’s safety in mind. Proper function of the lumbar and pelvic regions of the neurospinal system is key for a healthy pregnancy. Call our chiropractic office in Eagan, Minnesota, at 651-757-5096 for a free consultation to determine whether we can support you towards an easier pregnancy and delivery.