Problem getting it up? Try chiropractic care

Problem getting it up? Try chiropractic care

Ask Your Chiropractor

With Dr Chris Davis

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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THE lumbar spine is the gateway to the lower torso. It supplies nerve roots to the legs through the sciatic nerve and is responsible for the sensory component of our hips and thighs. The lumbar plexus also provides innervation to our sexual organs, so problems in the lumbar spine can have consequences with our ability to feel sexual stimulation. Worse yet, it can lead to dyspareunia or painful intercourse.

The sexual organs include all the anatomical parts necessary for reproduction, including the ovaries and uterus in women, and the testes in men. Genitalia, on the other hand, refer to the externally visible sex organs. The genitals are highly sensitive structures that receive sensory input from the lumbar and sacral plexuses. Any sort of compromise to the sensitive nerve supply to these organs can affect sexual function and pleasure, and can be the cause of erectile dysfunction as well/or female sexual dysfunction.

The health of the sexual organs like all other organs, muscles and tissues of the body depends on proper nutrition, regular physical fitness, a properly functioning musculoskeletal system, adequate rest, balanced mental and emotional well-being, and the avoidance of many known toxins (excessive drugs and alcohol, inclusive of many prescription medication). When sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction (ED) occur, the causes could be many. By practicing healthy habits, your sexual organs should be fully functioning and pleasure-producing throughout your lifetime.

As you can see, many different physical and energetic components of the body affect your sex life. Chronic subluxations, tight low back muscles, herniated disks, and even closed sex chakras can hamper your ability to perform and enjoy sex. When it comes to musculoskeletal rebalancing and neurological maintenance, nothing beats chiropractic care as a natural and effective way to synchronise your body, and ultimately, your sex life.

By removing subluxations, chiropractic helps restore proper joint motion, especially at the SI joints vital for smooth pelvic movements. Chiropractic is also unbeatable at treating the acute and debilitating low back pain of herniated disks. Lumbar spine mobility is key to enjoying an active sex life, and chiropractic can do wonders to get yours back and/or maintain it for life.

Through regular chiropractic adjustments, your nervous system can be freed from any and all interference, allowing it to function optimally. Optimal neurological functioning is essential in determining your ability to experience sensual pleasure (through sensory receptors on you genitalia), your ability to feel arousal (through your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems) and your ability to execute (heart function, lung function, breathing, and muscle function - all important in sexual performance).

Chiropractors, after years of experience and clinical observation, know that we don't just adjust your physical systems, there's an energetic component to all healing. By removing nerve interference caused by subluxations, their concomitant inflammatory responses, muscle spasms and the neurological channels are improved as well.

So, if you've been having trouble "getting it up" for sex, either due to pain, weakness, the inability to move, or a lack of energy or desire, then try chiropractic care. It's safe, effective, natural, and it addresses more physical/neurological aspects of sexuality than any other method available. If yours is a physical or energetic issue, then chiropractic should help you return to a normal sex life, or even an extraordinary one in some cases. Give it a try, you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Look for part three of this topic next week!

Don't forget to "Ask Your Chiropractor" every week where your questions may be published and answered in subsequent articles. Address questions to: Dr Chris Davis, the Spinal Mechanic at; or, Dr Michael Harvey, director, at or visit

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