Chiropractic is a health treatment that aims to correct problems with the muscles, nerves, and skeletal system. Some women try chiropractic treatment for pain, heavy bleeding, and discomfort caused by endometriosis. Chiropractic treatment is not a cure for endometriosis.
What does it involve?
At your first visit, a chiropractor will ask you questions about your symptoms and examine you. The most common form of chiropractic treatment is an adjustment, also called a spinal manipulation. During an adjustment, the chiropractor will carefully direct force into specific joints to increase mobility and correct misalignment. Chiropractors may also utilize massage or teach you stretches you can do at home.
In cases of endometriosis, chiropractic treatment is believed to work by relieving pressure on the nerves that signal pain and control blood flow in the pelvic cavity.
The goal of chiropractic treatment for endometriosis is to reduce pain and discomfort and help you feel your best.
Studies on the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for endometriosis have been limited and inconclusive.
Some insurers will cover chiropractic treatment, but others may not. Out-of-pocket costs for chiropractic treatment may be expensive.
Depending on where you live, it may be difficult to find or travel to a chiropractor.
In rare cases, people may feel pain during chiropractic adjustments. Some people feel mild soreness for up to 48 hours after receiving chiropractic treatment.