More studies are being done that link the use of chiropractic and increased fertility rates. From what I have learned and read it makes sense that low back adjustments would have a positive impact on fertility rates. All of the nerves in our body stem from the central nervous system, which is composed of our brain and spinal cord. The spinal cord runs down our entire back and has 31 pairs of nerves that exit throughout the spine and go on to innervate every piece of skin, organ and muscle in our body. This is one of the reasons that pain in your foot or hand could originate from a compromised spinal nerve several feet away from where you feel your pain.
The nerves that exit from your lumbar spine and sacrum therefor are responsible for innervating the uterus and ovaries. When your spine is not moving properly (subluxations) then the nerve is forced to remain in a state of stasis, filled with toxins and deprived of proper nutrients. These nerves are less likely to function at their optimal capabilities. If the nerves that are supposed to be innervating the uterus and ovaries are not working properly then these organs will not function normally, leading to infertility. With regular chiropractic adjustments, the spine is able to regain its normal motion and the nerves are able to accurately send and receive information. Another reason that chiropractic may help with infertility is that adjustments help with relax the soft tissues in the surrounding areas. The ligaments around the uterus and ovaries, including the round ligament, are therefor able to relax and facilitate normal functioning. When all other medical reasoning has been ruled out for infertility, chiropractic may just be the miracle that you need to conceive.
While some women may swear that chiropractic helped them to become pregnant, spinal adjustments may not work in every case of infertility (as nerve function and soft tissue may not be the reason why they are infertile). Even though I have explained why spinal adjustments may help with infertility, more research still needs to be done. Luckily the benefits of chiropractic are vast, so even if chiropractic cannot help with this specific problem your body will still feel and function better than it did before.