Women's Health

From young to old, women suffer from various pains and aches, as small as period cramps during menstruation to extreme labour pain during childbirth. The fluctuating nature of female hormones may even amplify the pain, predisposing women to have a greater risk of developing chronic pain conditions.

Some of the conditions that happen more commonly or happen solely in women and predispose them to pain are :

1. Scoliosis :

For children over 10 years old, idiopathic scoliosis occurs 10 times more often in girls than in boys. Not only more likely, but girls' curves are also more likely to worsen, with an 8-times higher chance than boys. Scoliosis is more likely to cause pain, especially in adults, due to the pressure on the disc, joints, or even muscle imbalance, leading to pain.

2. Pregnancy :

Every stage of pregnancy brings different issues and concerns. From pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, or even post-partum, women might experience different kinds of pain and aches in their low back, pubic, groin area, or even leg cramps and headaches, and it’s more common in women who have scoliosis or a history of low back pain.

3. Post-Menopausal :

Once women have reached menopause, their bodies start to undergo changes again. This is because our feminine hormones like estrogen and progesterone production decrease drastically. Women might experience symptoms such as hot flashes, poor sleep, mood swings, exhaustion, and weight gain. Besides, studies have shown that lower female hormone levels (estrogen) during menopause lead to more severe lumbar disc degeneration and increased low back pain compared to men at similar ages.

4. Chiropractic care has the following advantages :

1. Reduce pain
2. Increase the mobility of the spine
3. Correct the alignment of your spine, which may improve your mood and your menopausal symptoms.
4. Promote overall wellness.
5. Create a balance in your body's nervous system.