Erectile dysfunction is the failure to get an erection, or keep an erection long enough for satisfactory lovemaking. It isn’t a disease, but a symptom of some other problem, either physical, psychological or a mixture of both. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of cases have physical causes, with only one in ten cases of impotence being caused by psychological problems. Some of the causes include drunkenness, anxiety and tiredness. Smoking, high cholesterol levels, medications, antidepressants, trauma and anabolic steroid use are all other risk factors that play a role in erectile dysfunction. Statistically, up to 50% of men over the age of 40 have some degree of erectile problem. From this data, an estimated 30 million men in the United States are affected by some degree of ED.
How Chiropractic Care Relates to Erectile Dysfunction
The nervous system controls and coordinates all the different functions of your body including your reproductive system. Quality erections require proper blood flow and innervation of the sex organs. Any disruption in nerve communication to your organs and body tissues will result in abnormal function. The nerve roots serving the reproductive organs exit the spine in the lower lumbar region, the most common site of back pain and spinal dysfunction. Chiropractors help restore normal nerve function and communication, thereby allowing your body to work normally and naturally. Have your spine checked prior to engaging in high risk drug and surgical interventions. Safe, non-invasive chiropractic care may be all you need.