Premenstrual Syndrome, also known as PMS is defined as having mood swings, headaches, back pain, fatigue, a swollen abdomen, irritability, just to name a few in the days before a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. The symptoms can range in severity from mild to disabling lasting from a couple of days to even two weeks. It is said that about three in every four women experience some type of premenstrual syndrome, and affects mainly women in their late 20s to early 40s.
PMS is said to be caused by hormonal changes during a woman’s monthly cycle and can be worsen by subluxations in the lower back, stress, and decreased levels of serotonin in the brain. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can help decrease the symptoms of PMS, although it cannot fix the way a woman’s body responds to the hormonal changes. The nerves that leave the lower back regulate the tissues in the lower abdomen- any and all irritations and pressures can be alleviated through chiropractic care.