Ovarian Function and Fertility Improved With Chiropractic - A Case Study
An interesting case study was published in
the July 2006 issue of the peer-reviewed, scientific publication, the
Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP) that reported on a 37
year old woman who was diagnosed with infertility. What is interesting
here is that the woman did not seek chiropractic care for her infertility
problems, but rather for back pain.
In this documented
case, the woman presented herself for chiropractic care due to lower back
pain. Her pain had been present for approximately 18 months and was
described as sharp pain running down the right leg into the knee. The
patient's history revealed that each day she drove between 60 to 90 minutes
to work. Once at work the patient spent most of her day seated.
The patient's previous
diagnostic reports revealed that she had a past history of endometriosis and
that there were other reproductive issues that rendered her ovaries inactive
and therefore she was unable to conceive. Her history also showed that she
had undergone 4 unsuccessful attempts at in-vitro-fertilization.
Additionally, ultrasound showed that her uterus was in a "retroverted"
Her chiropractic examination
determined the presence of an upper cervical (neck) subluxation in addition to
subluxations in the mid and lower spine. Chiropractic care was
initiated and a series of specific chiropractic adjustments were given
specific to her spinal subluxations.
In this case, the patient
noticed relief of back pain after the first visit. Although her driving and
job situation did continue to aggravate her pain, there was a continual
decrease of these issues. After her fourth month of care the patient
reported that she was feeling "great" and was scheduled for a fifth and
final attempt at in-vitro-fertilization.
in-vitro-fertilization program it was medically discovered that her ovaries
were showing activity for the first time on her record, and she had produced
two mature eggs. Her medical doctor reported that this was rarely seen
in their experience. Shortly after this the patient reported that she
was pregnant. She was able to carry the pregnancy to term before
giving birth to a healthy baby girl.