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Low Back and Dysmenorrhea - Are They Related?

Written By McClaskey Chiropractic on April 30, 2018

Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods, is a common gynecological condition that affects up to 70% of menstruating women. About 15% of individuals with the condition report that it significantly interferes with their activities of daily living (ADLs) and in some cases, results in absence from school and/or work. Studies have found that dysmenorrhea is related to early menarche (the onset of menstruation), nulliparity (not having children), and stress. But is it possible there's an anatomical component to the condition? The lumbar spine, or low back, consists of five vertebrae that rest on top of the sacrum, or tail bone,…

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