The pain of menstruation or dysmenorrhea affects a large percentage of women and can be very disabling, causing headaches, nausea and intestinal disorders. But do we really know why menstruation hurts? The causes can be very diverse, and in some cases they can be treated with osteopathy. We tell you
The pain of menstruation or dysmenorrhea affects a large percentage of women and can be very disabling, causing headaches, nausea and intestinal disorders.
But do we really know why menstruation hurts?
The causes can be very diverse, and in some cases they can be treated with osteopathy. We tell you what are the most common causes of menstrual pain and how to treat painful rules with osteopathy.
How to treat painful rules with osteopathy
The first thing we need to know is why menstruation hurts?
There are several causes:
- The contractures in pelvic and lumbar muscles or pelvic floor stiffness will cause compensations in the genital system. Las - The
ass falls on the sacrum or coccyx transfer the tension of the blow to the uterus causing its spasm . They can also increase the tension in the dura mater (tissue that connects the sacrum with the skull) and affect the endocrine secretions.-
The consequences of scars, surgeries and infections can create adhesions in the uterus, bladder and intestine, preventing the correct movement of the organs, increasing their contraction and increasing pain.-
Circulatory problems such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids ..., will increase the congestion, being able to irritate neighboring nerves. -
The weakness of the pelvic floor can cause a decrease in the bladder, uterus or intestine, which compresses structures increasing pain. El -constipation
and irritable bowel syndrome will hinder the mobility of the intestine increase pressure and contraction in the area. - Existence of pathologies such as endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome, or too much tissue to be removed during the period. 2. Existence of low grade inflammation:
This type of inflammation may be due to poor digestion, and increase pain and prevents a good resolution of the general inflammation of the body.
The hormonal imbalance increases the presence of proinflammatory substances, (prostaglandins), which cause more contraction in the uterus, and are responsible for nausea and headaches.
The sedentary lifestyle la and poor diet have a great influence on pain, since they increase the inflammation of the base, producing a favorable ground for pain. E 5. Emotional:
A high level of stress, important emotional circumstances such as open duels, excessive worries about being a mother or many other causes can also cause a greater propensity to rule pain.
The worrying thing is that we usually think that this pain is something normal, and that the only treatment is contraceptives, but it is not like that. Osteopathy can help to reduce discomfort and even eliminate them. For us, osteopaths, pain indicates that there are some dysfunctions
that should be treated, such as osteopathic injuries in the pelvis, skull, spine, uterus, bladder and intestine. That's why the osteopath can give you advice on
exercises to perform at home
that will help you in the process, such as some stretches or the famous hypopressive abdominals. But in addition to treating the painful rules
, this type of exercises will help you to increase the tone of the musculature and the pelvic floor, and will make you improve much the congestion of the lumbar area.