According to the case study, the woman had a 20-year history of secondary amenorrhea and following the second visit, the patient reported experiencing her first menstrual cycle in three months.
“Research is revealing that minor disturbances to spinal alignment and function may be a factor in a number of disorders. These disturbances lead to nerve interference and can result in a host of disorders such as amenorrhea and related reproductive disorders” stated Dr. Joel Alcantara one of the study’s authors. Other chiropractic researchers have reported on similar results and reviews of the scientific research reveal other studies that have shown a similar connection.
“It makes a lot of sense when you think about it” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study, “If you damage or compress or otherwise interfere with the neurological structures in the spine this can have far reaching implications on the functioning of the body. Through research reports like this we are finding that correcting the misalignments or abnormal motion associated with these spinal problems reduces the nerve interference and people improve. In this study it was a woman experiencing amenorrhea”.