So according to the doctor (who I grilled with questions) the theory is that in our lives events can occur that cause our spine to compress against our nervous system. This compression can occur as early as during birth when our little bodies are twisted and pulled in an effort to bring us out of our mother's womb. Not only that but significant falls and impact activities, such as running, can affect our spine in different areas. The compression of the nervous system can prevent or muddle the messages that our brain sends to our organs to perform their regular functions. Conversely our organs send messages back to our brain and if the route is blocked then the brain does not get or only gets part of the message. So the theory is that our bodies could be telling us things about our organs or our hormones but these roadblocks are affecting the right messages from getting through; it's like one bad game of telephone that goes horribly wrong.
In my particular case I have compression in two major areas: the first cervical vertebrae that my brain stem sits in and my sacrum which is the last set of vertebrae above my tailbone. Here is a photo of the spinal column so you can visualize what I'm referring to.
So the chiropractor believes that my cervical vertebrae was probably damaged at birth. He said that its twisted and tilted to the right. A main issue with this is that since it's the first vertebrae the main messages from my brain are being affected before they can reach the majority of my body. From the photo you can also see that the sacrum sits right at my pelvis area. It is tilted in the opposite direction of my cervical vertebrae. This type of problem is, in his words, a major contributor to infertility. The reason is that compression in this area can prevent messages from my reproductive organs from reaching my brain. So basically I'm not getting my brain's messages effectively to my body and whatever gets down to my reproductive organs may be muddled as well and vise versa. I'll see if I can post my spinal scan to show you where my issues are at but I'll warn you that just because it's full of pretty colors does not meant that is a good thing.
As for our testing? If Aunt Flow comes on time I'll be doing my FSH on Monday. If she's late I'll have a major issue because I'm going out of town for another business trip and won't be anywhere near a lab. I have never wanted to see the old red hag so much in my whole life.