Chiropractic Care and Hypothyroidism

June 3, 2014

Fatigue, weight gain, depression, hair loss and headaches are just a few of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid either does not produce enough hormones, or the body breaks the hormones down before they can be used effectively. This condition can have several causes, including viral infection, an under-stimulated thyroid and Hashimoto’s disease in which the body develops an allergy to the hormones created by the thyroid. Luckily, studies have shown that chiropractic care for hypothyroidism can be beneficial.

Chiropractic Care and Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is located in the neck near the trachea (windpipe). If you have subluxations that are causing nerve interference, this can adversely affect the hormone production of your thyroid. A doctor of chiropractic will perform an analysis, often including x-rays, to determine if subluxations may be affecting your thyroid.

Although not all cases of hypothyroidism are caused by subluxations, many cases have proven that malfunctioning nerves in the brain and spinal cord can contribute to the problem. Your chiropractor will adjust targeted areas that are affected by the subluxations, which will eliminate nerve interference and allow your body to function normally. Without nerve interference, the messages sent from your brain to your thyroid will no longer be interrupted and your condition may improve measurably.

Doctors of chiropractic do not only focus on spinal adjustments and pain issues. Since hypothyroidism can cause pain symptoms, many patients seek a chiropractor for relief, unaware of their thyroid condition. During an in-depth analysis, chiropractors often find the thyroid to be compromised. Although you’re still likely be referred to an MD, your doctor of chiropractic can be an important part of your care plan.

Here’s the bottom line in chiropractic care — if you have subluxations, you have nerve interference, which can compromise your health. Removing subluxations gives your body the chance to function normally and heal faster. Chiropractic Lifecare of America believes chiropractic care should be affordable for everyone. Call us at 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn how you can save up to 50 percent on chiropractic care.

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