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  • Writer's pictureDr. Susan Knight-Nanni

How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Endometriosis


The pain can be debilitating and the effects devastating to a woman’s quality of life and her fertility.

Endometriosis affects millions of American women, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is often a painful disorder in which the uterine lining grows outside—not inside—the uterus. Endometriosis can grow on the ovaries, bladder, or elsewhere in the pelvic cavity.

Women who suffer with endometriosis experience abdominal and pelvic pain, which is often excruciating and report painful periods, painful intercourse, bowel movements and urination, fatigue, bloating, and nausea. As many as 50% of women with endometriosis also experience infertility issues.

Treating Endometriosis With Chiropractic Care

Most often, women with endometriosis are treated with medication or surgery, but most doctors recommend more conservative approaches before surgery. Diet and nutrition, exercise, and chiropractic treatment can all be effective in improving a woman’s endometriosis and therefore, her quality of life, pain management, and fertility.

Although doctors aren’t sure what causes this condition, the medical community has long suspected an immune system disorder may be to blame. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help strengthen the immune system, which in turn should improve the endometriosis condition.

Endometriosis’ paralyzing pain can have far-reaching effects on a woman’s quality of life. Daily activities, personal relationships, school, and work can all suffer when a woman struggles with this condition. Regular chiropractic care, which corrects dislocations in the musculoskeletal system, can help with pain management.

Chiropractors can also help women discover how diet, nutrition, and exercise can provide an overall boost to health and minimize endometriosis pain and discomfort. Breathing exercises, yoga and stretching, and eating a whole food, low-carb diet are all complementary to regular chiropractic adjustments and can be beneficial to a woman between chiropractic appointments.

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. Now is the perfect time to seek chiropractic care for this painful condition. Do you suffer from endometriosis? I know that your quality of life suffers, and I would love to help you improve your health. Contact me today to set up an appointment, and we will work together to create a treatment strategy that’s perfect for you.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Susan Knight-Nanni

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