Is Severe Menstrual Cramps A Reason To Stay Home?

As women, we know a little something about Severe menstrual cramps. Men think that they have the pain tolerance debate all locked up but they have yet to try childbirth, painful ovulation, or Brazilian bikini wax. Heck, they whimper and cry like babies from a measly leg wax.

Severe Menstrual Cramps

Severe menstrual cramps

So given the fact that women know pain, is it a valid reason to stay home? Home from work…home from school?

Adding fuel to the fire… are painful period cramps enough of a reason to stay home given the fact that it happens every month?

Don’t worry, in this Menstrual Cycle blog, I’m going to share again the best methods to get rid of period pain 😉

Does Ginger Help Relieve Severe Menstrual Cramps?

Severe menstrual cramps

I came across a blog post from an article today that just had to be shared with the Pain-Free Periods community. It’s a recipe for how to make candied ginger but in addition to that, the author talks about how ginger helps relieve menstrual cramps.

Now, I’d heard about ginger and ginger tea for an upset stomach, nausea, and other digestive problems but the use of ginger as a pain reliever was new to me.

Turns out, this small wonder is believed to have anti-spasmodic properties and works to clear congestion. Both are powerful healing attributes for period pain suffers to stop cramping and clear out the mucous wreaking havoc around our wombs. Ginger really helps in healing from Severe menstrual cramps relief.

Headaches, Backaches & Severe Menstrual Cramps …It’s All Related

Menstrual cramps

Did you know that your spinal cord acts as the major superhighway of your body’s nervous system, exiting your brain, traveling down through your spinal column, and branching off into spinal nerves at various points of your spine?

After this long journey, the spinal nerves then exit between individual vertebrae and travel on to various parts of your body to regulate your organs. What’s so important about this fun fact is that severe menstrual cramps while on birth control your nervous system controls and regulates every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body.

Understanding this then helps us see how your spine, especially your lower back, when out of whack, can impair the nerves that direct and monitor the systems controlling your bodily functions.

The Lumbar Spine, a.k.a. your “lower back,” consists of five large vertebrae. The nerves that exit this part of the spine are responsible for important body functions. This area holds the largest and strongest vertebrae of your entire spine and has some of the largest muscles supporting it.

Low back pain?

Sciatic nerve pain?

Muscle weakness?



Menstrual Troubles?


Or do you find yourself suffering from frequent neck pain, lower back pain, or headaches?

Know that it’s all connected. Subluxations affecting this area can have negative results on several bodily functions. It may sound daunting, but this is actually good news. I’ll tell you why in a minute…

What’s A ‘Subluxation?


The vertebral subluxation is a condition in which one’s spine is misaligned, interfering with the nervous system and compromising one’s health. Chiropractors help correct vertebral subluxations so that the pain is reduced and the blockages are released, resolving your pain and discomfort. However, know that if the original stress is not removed (i.e. whatever caused the subluxation in the first place) the problem is sure to return.

Women who develop vertebral subluxations that go undetected suffer from a wide variety of female health problems including PMS, pelvic pain, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and even infertility. But the good news (I told you there would be some) is that once the subluxations are adjusted and corrected, the body, in its infinite intelligence can function properly once again and subsequently heal itself.

Is Your Back Out Of Whack?

Pain during periods

When a woman’s reproductive system is disrupted by misalignment of the bones that make up her spine, several symptoms can occur:

  1. Heavy bleeding or severe cramping
  2. Missed periods or infertility
  3. Cells that normally line the uterus, travel, and implant themselves elsewhere in the body (i.e. endometriosis) causing bleeding, pain, and reduced fertility.


Severe menstrual cramps can feel like a hurt – they can be sharp and cutting or a reliable, dull torment. You’ll feel them lower in the mid-region than your stomach and the agony can arrive at your upper legs and lower back. Your stomach might be disturbed, however, period issues will be lower in your mid-region than a stomach hurt. Follow the natural recipes, and methods mentioned in the above post. Take rest, do not take the stress. See you, girls, in the next post.

How do you cope with unbearable menstrual pain and manage your obligations and daily responsibilities? How do you manage the onlookers who may or may not understand your plight? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Till then take care and have a great time ahead 😉

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