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Chiropractic Adjustments May Relieve Dysmenorrhea

Chiropractic care of the spine and soft tissues can have many profound effects on the body. In a recent smaller study, a certain chiropractic adjusting technique was used as a form of treatment for females suffering from dysmenorrhea - severe abdominal pain during menstruation. A total of 13 women participated in the study. The women had a median age of 26 and reported to have suffered symptoms of dysmenorrhea for an average period of 12 years. The women were treated 3 times with a chiropractic adjusting technique during each of their 2 consecutive menstrual cycles. During the treatment phase, researchers found a clinically significant reduction in the women's general abdominal pain and lower back pain. Researchers concluded that menstrual pain associated with primary dysmenorrhea may be alleviated with this type of chiropractic treatment.

Source: JMPT Volume 31, Issue 3, Pages 237-246 (March 2008)