Endometriosis is a chronic painful disorder in which the tissue that normally accumulates inside the uterus begins growing outside of the uterus.
This abnormality can cause severe pain, particularly during menstruation.
This disorder usually develops within several years of the onset of menstruation and ends permanently with menopause.
If you believe that you may be affected by endometriosis, continue reading to learn more about its symptoms and how our Marietta Chiropractors can help.
The main symptom reported by women with endometriosis is pelvic pain.
Many women also experience dysmenorrhea (painful periods), and pelvic pain and cramping can begin days before and persist for days after, menstruation.
Other symptoms include fatigue, bowel movements and urination, painful intercourse, nausea and bloating.
Around one-third to one-half of women with endometriosis will also experience infertility issues.
While experts have yet to identify the exact cause of endometriosis, there are several agreed upon explanations: Immune system disorder, embryonic cell growth, retrograde menstruation, surgical scar implantation, and endometrial cells transport.
There are several determinants that increase the risk of endometriosis:
Most often, women suffering from endometriosis are treated with surgery or prescription medications, although doctors typically suggest conservative treatment before surgery.
The Endometriosis Foundation of America suggests several natural and alternative methods for treating this illness:
Several studies show that Chiropractic care can actually manage dysmenorrhea, and women report relief from pain while under care.
If you are suffering from endometriosis and would like to learn more about the treatment options available to you, call AICA Marietta today to set up an appointment.
Our Chiropractic professionals are always available to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and follow through with pain-relieving treatment.
AICA Marietta has served the greater Atlanta community for over twenty years and continues to act as a staple for patient satisfaction and superior service.
If you have never visited our office, feel free to stop by or you can set up an appointment by calling us at (770) 383-1435.