Chiropractic Care For
TV station KOLD-TV from Tucson Arizona, ran a feature on March 29, 2004 on
the subject of infertility and the positive results that chiropractic offers
for women with this problem. The story starts off by saying, "Infertility.
If you haven't struggled with it, chances are you know someone who wants to
become pregnant, but can't. Infertility affects more than 6 million women
and their partners across the country. Now there's surprising new research
that may crack the case and offer couples new hope."
In the story, they feature
the case of a woman named Kaycee Mogel who had always dreamed of becoming a
mother. She and her husband had attempted for years to conceive. She had
tried fertility drugs, but nothing worked. Then, she decided to go to the
chiropractor. She recalls "within a couple months, I was pregnant. Oh, we're
It was noted that new
research shows a possible link between spinal adjustments and increased
fertility in some women. Dr. Madeline Behrendt, Kaycee's chiropractor said
"it (chiropractic) lets couples who have been infertile or couples who are
planning on having a family, it offers them hope." Dr. Behrendt led a study,
looking at 15 women who struggled with infertility. Some for more than a
decade. Then, for various reasons, each went to the chiropractor. Of these
women 14 became pregnant and are now mothers. Dr. Behrendt says "the
chiropractor identifies spinal distortions, which are called subluxations,
and once they were detected and corrected, the fertility function improved."
Dr. Behrendt explained
that there is a link between chiropractic care and fertility because the
nerves to your reproductive system run through your spine. She says when the
back is misaligned, the nerves misfire and cause a hormone imbalance, which
can prevent a woman from getting pregnant.