Thursday, October 25, 2012


I have been having pain my back on the left hand side, lower than shoulder blade.  It's been going on for about a month now and seems to be getting worse.  I can handle pain that I know is coming to an end (i.e. cramps, headaches, etc).  I can't handle pain that I don't know when its going to go away.  So I decided it was time to go see someone.  I went to the chiro yesterday.  He did a thermal scan, an x-ray and something else.  I know nothing about this stuff :)

After the tests, the first thing he noticed was my neck.  Then he started telling me that vertebrae (nerves) impact everything in your body.  Apparently, the vertebrae in your neck affect "reproductive organs".  I am not entirely sure I buy into this.  He goes on to tell me about a girl who hadn't had her period for YEARS, then after about 6 months of chiro care, her cycle came back.  As long as she receives chiro care, her cycle continues...if she stops, her cycles stops.  What do you guys think?  Related, scientific, anecdotal?   I can't decide.

I go back today to hear all about my x-rays and tests then receive a plan on how to fix me.  I am completely crooked and my collar bones are uneven.  I going to blame it on being a 10+ pound baby, but my mom said nothing went wrong during birth.  When I was little, my right shoulder (my right shoulder sits lower than my left) used to pop out of socket when I was picked up by my arms or hung from monkey bars.  So I have issues.

I just wonder if any of this is affecting my fertility?!?!?!?  Hmmmmmm.


  1. I've heard great things about Chiropractors helping with infertility. I figured it was worth a shot and started going in May. My back was out of whack... I had kneck issues and a twisted pelvis. She really thinks that she can help us. Time will tell I guess!

  2. I don't know. Part of me believes and part of me doesn't. I don't think ONLY chiropractic care will make a difference, but coupled with your doctor, I think a combo will help. And of course to get your spine & collar bone straightened out won't be a bad thing either. :-)

  3. This is an intriguing question. I don't know, but I can tell you this...I started seeing a chiropractor a few weeks before I conceived. I continued with adjustments throughout the 1st trimester, and that was the only pregnancy that didn't result in a miscarriage. Do I think there's a connection...possibly...probably. I'm definitely seeing a chiropractor before TTC again though.

  4. I love my Chiro, love him! I need to go regularly...I only go when I get migraines or have a lot of pain. I need to go in for maintenance. I walk out feeling so much better.

  5. Chiropractic care is, indeed, helpful. But choosing a chiro is somehow a challenge as well. You have to find one that has all the necessary and legal credentials and knowledge in this practice. You ask friends or relatives for recommendation, since these people's opinions are the first ones we trust or rely on. OR, you may call BBB for verification of the chiropractor's certifications.

    Javier Carol @