one's completely certain what causes premenstrual syndrome
(PMS), but there's no denying the pain and distress millions
of women suffer 7-10 days before menstruation every month.
Different doctors have different recommendations for treating
PMS, and there's one perspective you might be hearing more
about soon -- Chiropractic.
A study involving 84 subjects (54 with diagnosed PMS and
30 without) evaluated the potential for chiropractic to help
relieve PMS symptoms. Complete chiropractic examinations revealed
that the PMS group was more likely to show signs of spinal
problems (i.e., spinal tenderness, muscle weakness, neck disability,
etc.) than the non-PMS group.
The study authors suggest that chiropractic care to correct
these spinal problems may be an effective way to reduce some
of the symptoms of PMS. If you're still searching for relief
from the pain and frustration of premenstrual syndrome, make
an appointment with your local chiropractor. A complete spinal
examination could be an important step toward finding a solution.
Walsh MJ, Polus BI. The frequency of positive common clinical
findings in a sample of premenstrual syndrome sufferers. Journal
of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, May 1999:
Vol. 22, No. 4, pp216-220.
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