A case study appearing in the August 6, 2008 issue of the scientific periodical, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, documented the case of a 23 year old woman with a history of infertility, who was helped with chiropractic. In this case the young woman, who had been on birth control for six years, was also suffering from absence of a menstrual period, low back pain and progressively worsening numbness in both of her legs.
When presenting for chiropractic care, this patient had been trying to get pregnant for over a year. Her history revealed that as a young girl she had never had a period. In response her medical doctor placed her on birth control which she remained on for 6 years. She saw her gynecologist one month prior to the initiation of chiropractic care. Her pelvic ultrasound was normal as was all the patient's blood work.
Examination determined the presence of subluxations. Chiropractic care was initiated at a rate of 3 visits per week. After 2 weeks of care the patient reported that her back pain had been alleviated. However, at that time she was still suffering from numbness and tingling in her legs, feet, and hips. Further medical tests revealed nothing.
After 3 and a half months of chiropractic care, the patient started having her period. When this happened she also experienced relief from her leg and feet issues. After 4 and a half months of care, she reported that she had 3 positive over-the-counter pregnancy tests and was going for a urine analysis and ultrasound for confirmation. The results of the urine test was positive for pregnancy and the ultrasound performed by her midwife confirmed the implantation site in her uterus. As a result, the patient cancelled her appointment with a fertility specialist.
In this case the patient did not receive any other type of care while receiving chiropractic.