Chiropractic Treatment Can Offer Help for Male Infertility
Male infertility doesn't often get the attention it deserves. Yet more than 1/3 of fertility problems occur due to male issues, according to the Urology Care Foundation. Chiropractic care may offer a simple, completely natural way to improve your fertility.
How Spinal Misalignment Can Affect Fertility in Men
The 33 bony vertebrae that make up your spinal column not only support your weight and allow you to stand upright but also protect your spinal cord. The cord passes through small openings in the vertebrae called the vertebral foramen.
Nerves attached to the spinal cord exit the vertebrae at multiple points along the spinal column and branch off to organs and other parts of the body. The complex interaction between your spinal cord, brain, nerves, and nerve endings ensures that your body functions optimally. The nervous system controls many of the body's most important functions, including temperature regulation, heart rate, vision, digestion, pain sensation, and movement.
If the spinal column becomes misaligned, vertebrae may begin to press on the nerves, causing pain or disrupting normal function. Called "subluxations," these misalignments can occur due to falls, accidents, repetitive movements, poor posture, toxins, and even stress. When you're stressed, the muscles in your back tighten and can disrupt vertebral alignment.
Subluxations not only cause pain and muscle stiffness but may also affect the nerves that serve your reproductive system. As a result, you may experience problems with sperm flow and production or might have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.
6 Fertility Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic treatment corrects subluxations by realigning your vertebrae. In addition to reducing pain, treatments offer important benefits for male fertility, including:
Has male infertility kept you from expanding your family? Chiropractic treatment may help you and your partner finally conceive. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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