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Infertility Issues - Chiropractic Care

Infertility is a condition that affects roughly 10% of couples in the United States and is defined as the inability to get pregnant after a year of unprotected sex. This is a fairly common condition and one that truly has devastating effects on the couple trying to get pregnant. In women the common causes of infertility include: Hormonal issues, cervical problems, damage fallopian tubes, and uterine causes. Couples who are having difficulty getting pregnant will often go to great lengths to solve this problem. Fertility drugs are a common approach but carry with them a host of possible long term side effects including increased risk of cancer.

Other forms of treatment include, surgery, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, egg donation as well as a few other lesser known therapies. Chiropractic care is possibly the least known therapy for someone struggling to become pregnant. Most people are not aware of the role the nervous system plays in becoming pregnant and how that relates to chiropractic care. Pregnancy can only occur when a great many bodily functions are working properly. The female’s reproductive system has to be working properly for pregnancy to first occur, and then for the fetus to be carried full term. This means a healthy reproductive system that is working under the direction of the nervous system.


The brain controls and coordinates all functions in the human body. The way it does this with the reproductive system is the same as all other systems. Messages are sent from the brain, down the spinal column, out through spinal nerves to the organs, tissues and cells. This communication between the brain and body is critical to proper function. When communication is clear the tissues have their greatest potential to function properly. However, conditions like spinal subluxations can cause a decrease in communication between the brain and the tissues of the reproductive system resulting in infertility. Without proper communication the reproductive system cannot function normally on it’s own.

So what is a subluxation? A subluxation is a misalignment in the spine that causes interference to the communication between the brain and the body. The resulting interference to the nervous system gradually causes malfunction of the tissues supplied by these spinal nerves, in this case reproductive tissues. Dr. Adam Macek of The Pain to Health Center in Naperville, IL has used chiropractic care to help women who suffer with infertility issues. He explains that proper evaluation of the spine, especially in the lower back is needed for an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Macek has found that in a high percentage of women who have sought his help for infertility, lower back subluxation has been the cause.

Once diagnosis of subluxation is confirmed a proper course of corrective care is prescribed. As the subluxation is corrected over time, proper communication between the brain and body is restored. This results in normal function and in many cases allows for conception to occur. The best thing about chiropractic care for infertility issues is that it has no long or short term side effects. There are no risky surgeries, no fertility drugs and for many, the result is exactly what they were looking for.

If you are experiencing infertility issues Dr. Macek encourages you to reach out to your local Doctor of Chiropractic. You can schedule a consultation and evaluation to find out if you suffer with spinal subluxation. The Pain to Health Center in Naperville provides this service for women who live and work in Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and the surrounding towns.

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