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Resolution of Infertility in a 31-Year-Old Female Undergoing Chiropractic Care for the Reduction of Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report


Staci Borkhuis, DC Bio & Mark Crowell, DC Bio


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2013 ~ Issue 4 ~ Pages 78-83 



Objective:  To describe the results of a woman undergoing subluxation-based chiropractic care after 3 years of menstrual irregularities and infertility.


Clinical Features:  A 31-year-old female presented to the office with a chief complaint of upper back and neck tension as well as tension and migraine headaches.  Her history revealed that she had a 3-year history of infertility, menstrual pain, heavy bleeding and cycles frequently lasting two weeks in duration.


Intervention and Outcomes:  A full chiropractic evaluation including radiography, thermography, surface electromyography and heart rate variability was utilized to evaluate vertebral subluxation.  Specific Diversified adjustments were applied to manage subluxations. The results of five months of care are provided.  Following one adjustment the patient reported normal menstruation and following eight adjustments the patient reported she had conceived.


Conclusion:  In this case chiropractic care for the management of vertebral subluxation appeared to be beneficial in the restoration of reproductive health and subsequent fertility.  More research is warranted in regards to chiropractic’s role in reproductive health and infertility.


Key Words:  chiropractic, infertility, vertebral subluxation, adjustment, sub-fertility, pregnancy, Diversified Technique, autonomic nervous system

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