Chiropractic Care For Infertility

The TV station KOLD-TV from Tucson Arizona, ran a feature on March 29, 2004 on the subject of infertility and the positive results that chiropractic offers for women with this problem. The story starts off by saying, “Infertility. If you haven’t struggled with it, chances are you know someone who wants to become pregnant, but can’t. Infertility affects more than 6 million women and their partners across the country. Now there’s surprising new research that may crack the case and offer couples new hope.”

In the story, they feature the case of a woman named Kaycee Mogel who had always dreamed of becoming a mother. She and her husband had attempted for years to conceive. She had tried fertility drugs, but nothing worked. Then, she decided to go to the chiropractor. She recalls “within a couple months, I was pregnant. Oh, we’re really excited.”

It was noted that new research shows a possible link between spinal adjustments and increased fertility in some women. Dr. Madeline Behrendt, Kaycee’s chiropractor said “it (chiropractic) lets couples who have been infertile or couples who are planning on having a family, it offers them hope.” Dr. Behrendt led a study, looking at 15 women who struggled with infertility. Some for more than a decade. Then, for various reasons, each went to the chiropractor. Of these women 14 became pregnant and are now mothers. Dr. Behrendt says “the chiropractor identifies spinal distortions, which are called subluxations, and once they were detected and corrected, the fertility function improved.”

Dr. Behrendt explained that there is a link between chiropractic care and fertility because the nerves to your reproductive system run through your spine. She says when the back is misaligned, the nerves misfire and cause a hormone imbalance, which can prevent a woman from getting pregnant.