Menopause can be a challenging time in a woman’s life. While there is an emotional aspect of menopause, there are also many physical changes that happen to your body. Finding natural ways to deal with these issues is important to your happiness and well-being. Dr. Gary Martin in Irvine, CA is here to help. At our chiropractic clinic, Dr. Martin can pinpoint different ways to alleviate pain during menopause.
What Happens During Menopause?
Although all women eventually go through menopause, they don’t always know what to expect. Few people realize the vast physical changes that come along with this experience. Menopause is the point in life that women cease to have a menstrual cycle. However, this does not happen overnight. This change can take 12 months to several years to complete. During this time, the body changes and adjusts in many ways. Some of these changes include:
- Hot flashes: These sudden feelings of extreme warmth are due to fluctuating hormone levels.
- Mood disorders: Many women begin to experience anxiety, depression, and irritability.
- Sleep disturbances: Menopause might cause sleep disturbances. This can have a ripple effect on every other aspect of your health.
Can a Chiropractor Help?
Menopausal symptoms are caused by the fluctuation of two hormones, estrogen and progesterone. The hypothalamus regulates these hormones. It also controls your body temperature. When the spine is out of alignment, it interferes with the hypothalamus. Having regular chiropractic adjustments can help you keep your spine aligned and your hypothalamus working properly.
Additionally, when the spine and nervous system are under stress, hormone production can decrease even further. This may intensify symptoms of menopause.
Visit our Office Today
Because menopause can have a dramatic effect on your mood and emotions, massage therapy is a great treatment to relieve stress. We provide massage therapy as part of your chiropractic care at our Irvine office.
In addition, we provide important nutritional and wellness counseling to help you address other health needs. Menopause is more manageable when you are healthy.
To learn more about our services, contact us at 949-559-7999.