Sunday, July 31, 2011
Chiropracter Appointment and Birth Control Info
My appointment with the natural chiropractor is today at 4:00 PM. I went in a few days ago for an evaluation and xrays. The doctor said I was tight all over (is that another way of saying I am uptight?) and that when laying down on my stomach, my left leg was longer then my right so my hips are off. At the evaluation, I expressed my main interest in getting myself aligned and that I had done some research on chiropractics and fertility. The doctor went on to explain that the body is made up of nerves that deliver messages to all organs and tissues in our bodies. If the nerves are not able to deliver the messages as quickly or if their path is altered, it can affect different systems in our bodies, like the reproductive system. He also said that hormones can be affected by your body not being aligned which definitely will change how your reproductive system functions. We went over any symptoms I was having and I told him my lower back sometimes had some pain and that when I worked out on elliptical machines that my toes go numb after about 20 minutes. Also, I felt it necessary to mention that I my hip occasionally pops in and out and that I believe it is because my hip wasn’t formed all the way when I was born. I had to wear a hip brace the first six months of my life. I watched the nurse scribe all of this down and then we discussed how the lower back and hips are the area of chiropractics that is linked to the reproductive system. As I left the doctor shook my hand and told me he thought he could help me but didn’t know to what extent and then told me about an ex coworker who had worked the front desk for years and was trying to get pregnant but never got adjusted. She had to leave when her husband was transferred but by chance decided to go to a chiropractor in the city she just moved to and she had just called to tell him she had become pregnant about a month about starting to get adjusted. Although I appreciate the hopeful and encouraging story I had to wonder as I walked out of the office…..is it the actual adjusting that helps fertility or is it the relaxing time the men/women are taking to get adjusted away from their hectic daily schedule that could be making the difference? I have continued to do my daily meditations with the DVD’s I purchased. I find it so much easier not to think about wanting a child and can feel happy for others, attend showers and birthday parties without even getting upset…it is really nice to feel normal again and the visualization exercises keep me hopeful without having to think about it all the time. I am able to live my life to the fullest while I wait for my turn and motherhood. I have to say that I continue to have my point proven about birth control and what it does to women’s reproductive systems. Just this week I have received two messages, one from a follower of my blog and one from a friend both women are having problems getting their cycles to return after getting on the pill once they gave birth to their first children. If the pill is harmless as the doctors and pharmaceutical companies have been saying for years then why do so many women have problems getting their bodies to cycle normally when going off contraception? That is a load of crap! It messes up with our cycles, tells our bodies not to cycle as it should and then when we are no longer on the pill, our bodies still think they don’t need to cycle. Mix this in with the every day and ever rising stress of today’s woman and what do we have ladies and gentlemen? A whole generation of women who suffer from fertility issues. Don’t you think it is a little weird you never heard about so many women having fertility issues when our parents were our age? I used to think it was because it wasn’t acceptable to discuss things like cervical mucus and sex patterns in day to day conversations but I now believe it is because women are going through more in our day to day lives, our nutrition is much different and most of us have taken some sort of birth control at some point in our lives.